Accident de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 N241SA, Friday 5 May 2000
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Date:Friday 5 May 2000
Time:13:47
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Owner/operator:Scenic Airlines
Registration: N241SA
MSN: 556
Year of manufacture:1977
Total airframe hrs:39514 hours
Engine model:P&W PT-6A-27
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Category:Accident
Location:Monument Valley Airport, UT (GMV) -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Monument Valley Airport, UT (GMV)
Destination airport:Grand Canyon-National Park Airport, AZ (GCN/KGCN)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
A DHC-6-300, N241SA, was substantially damaged when it collided with terrain during takeoff roll at Monument Valley Airport, Utah. There were no injuries to the two pilots and 15 passengers..

Flight 304 was departing runway 34 (4,000 ft. x 75 ft., dirt), en route to Grand Canyon National Park Airport. The aircraft was hit by wind shear from the right and then left. The takeoff was aborted. The aircraft veered left and directional control was lost. The aircraft departed the runway to the left, hit a dirt berm, and came to rest 30 feet and 80 degrees left of runway 34.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot-in-command's failure to maintain directional control. A factor was wind shear."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: DEN00FA085
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Download report: Final report

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