- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: June 17, 1979
Time: 22:48
Location: Hyannis, Massachusetts
Operator: Air New England
Flight #: 248
Route: New York, NY - Hyannis, MA
AC Type: de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Registration: N383EX
cn / ln: 245
Aboard: 10   (passengers:8  crew:2)
Fatalities: 1   (passengers:0  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: 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.
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