- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: August 25, 1985
Time: 22:05
Location: Auburn, Maine
Operator: Bar Harbor Airlines
Flight #: 1808
Route: Boston, MA - Auburn, ME
AC Type: Beechcraft 99
Registration: N300WP
cn / ln: U-22
Aboard: 8   (passengers:6  crew:2)
Fatalities: 8   (passengers:6  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: While on approach, ATC noticed the flight was east of course and the crew was given instructions to correct. The crew then tried, unsuccessfully to intercept the glideslope. The plane struck trees and crashed short and right of the runway centerline. The pilot's continuation of an unstabilized approach which resulted in a descent below glideslope. Improper IFR procedure by pilot. Missed approach not performed. Decision height not identified. Samantha Smith, 13, along with her father were killed. She became famous for writing to Soviet leader Yuri Andropov about her fear of nuclear war. She later visited him in Moscow.
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