Pilgrim Airlines Flight 458

Pilgrim Airlines Flight 458Sunday February 21, 1982
The aircraft made an emergency landing near a reservoir after a fire erupted in the cockpit while the aircraft was en-route under IFR conditions. The fire spread to the cabin and destroyed the aircraft after impact. The deficient design of the isopropyl alcohol windshield washer/deicer system and the inadequate maintenance of the system which resulted in an in-flight fire. The ignition source was not determined.

Crash Details

DateSunday February 21, 1982
LocationProvidence, Rhode Island
Passengers10
Crew2
Fatalities1
Survivors11
Aircraft Typede Havilland DHC -6-100
OperatorPilgrim Airlines
RegistrationN127PM
Flight Origin New York City
Flight Destination Bridgeport
Providence, Rhode Island
Pilgrim Airlines
de Havilland DHC -6-100
1982