Air New England Flight 248

Air New England Flight 248Sunday June 17, 1979
The plane crashed in a heavily wooded area about 1.5 miles northeast of Barnstable Municipal Airport while on an ILS approach. The failure of the flightcrew to recognize and react in a timely manner to the gross deviation from acceptable approach parameters, resulting in a continuation of the descent well below the decision height during a precision approach without visual contact with the runway environment. Pilot fatigue.

Crash Details

DateSunday June 17, 1979
LocationHyannis, Massachusetts
Passengers8
Crew2
Fatalities1
Survivors9
Aircraft Typede Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
OperatorAir New England
RegistrationN383EX
Flight OriginNew York, NY
Flight Destination Hyannis, MA
Hyannis, Massachusetts
Air New England
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
1979