Accident Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante N1356P, Thursday 13 March 1986
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Date:Thursday 13 March 1986
Type:Silhouette image of generic E110 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante
Owner/operator:Simmons Airlines
Registration: N1356P
MSN: 110370
Year of manufacture:1981
Total airframe hrs:9698 hours
Cycles:16767 flights
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 9
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:2,4 km S of Alpena County Regional Airport, MI (APN) -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI (DTW/KDTW)
Destination airport:Alpena County Regional Airport, MI (APN/KAPN)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A missed approach procedure was carried out due to bad weather at the destination Alpena. The flight was cleared for another ILS approach at 21:53. The Bandeirante descended crashed in a wooded area 1,5 msl short of the runway and 300 feet left of the extended centreline of runway 01.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The flight crew's continued descent of the airplane below the glide slope and through the published decision height without obtaining visual reference of the runway for undetermined reasons. Contributing to the accident was the inefficient system used to disseminate weather-related information to the crew."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: NTSB/AAR-87-02
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Download report: Final report


Aviation Letter 241

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