Pacific Western Airlines Flight 314

Pacific Western Airlines Flight 314Saturday February 11, 1978
The aircraft touched down just as the crew noticed a snow plow on the runway. A go-around was initiated but the thrust reverses did not stow away properly because hydraulic power was automatically cut off at lift-off. The aircraft missed the plow, overran the runway, crashed and burned. Estimated time of arrival given by Calgary ATC in error. Crew did not report over its final approach beacon.

Crash Details

DateSaturday February 11, 1978
LocationCranbrook, British Columbia, Canada
Passengers44
Crew5
Fatalities42
Survivors7
Aircraft TypeBoeing B-737-275
OperatorPacific Western Airlines
RegistrationC-FPWC
Flight OriginCalgary
Flight Destination Cranbrook
Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada
Pacific Western Airlines
Boeing B-737-275
1978