Date: February 11, 1978
Time: c 12:55
Location: Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada
Operator: Pacific Western Airlines
Flight #: 314
Route: Calgary - Cranbrook
AC Type: Boeing B-737-275
Registration: C-FPWC
cn / ln: 20142/253
Aboard: 49   (passengers:44  crew:5)
Fatalities: 42   (passengers:38  crew:4)
Ground: 0
Summary: 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.

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