Accident Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante N731A, Tuesday 8 October 1991
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Date:Tuesday 8 October 1991
Type:Silhouette image of generic E110 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante
Owner/operator:BAC Charter
Registration: N731A
MSN: 110275
Year of manufacture:1980
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Narsarsuaq -   Greenland
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Goose Bay Airport, NL (YYR/CYYR)
Destination airport:Narsarsuaq Airport (UAK/BGBW)
Icing conditions forced the crew to descend from 9000 feet to get below the clouds. The Bandeirante struck an ice sheet at 180 knots, at a height of 5125 feet. Cloud base was reported to be 3000 feet with a 7deg/7 knots wind and 10 km visibility in moderate rain.
All three crew members survived the accident and were picked up by the Danish Navy in a Lynx helicopter. The departure airport of the ferry flight was Springfield Airport, MO (SGF) and the final destination was going to be Southend Municipal Airport (SEN).


Scramble 154


photo (c) Carl Waldenmaier via W. Fischdick; San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO); May 1990

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