- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: March 10, 1989
Time: 12:09
Location: Dryden, Ontario, Canada
Operator: Air Ontario
Flight #: 1363
Route: Dryden - Winnipeg
AC Type: Fokker F-28 Fellowship 1000
Registration: C-FONF
cn / ln: 11060
Aboard: 69   (passengers:65  crew:4)
Fatalities: 24   (passengers:21  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: While flying from Thunder Bay, Ontario to Winnipeg, Manitoba, the plane crashed on take-off from Dryden, Ontario. The aircraft failed to gain altitude, settled back down on the runway and then took off for a second time clipping the tops of trees, causing debris to clog the engines leading to the plane crashing. The aircraft was being refueled with one engine running because of an unserviceable APU. Since no external power unit was available at the airport the engine could not be shut down and deicing could not be performed. The captain's decision to take off in deteriorating weather conditions with an accumulation of snow and ice on the wings. Decision not to de-ice the plane before taking off. The failure of the Canadian air transport system in placing the crew in a situation where they did not have the resources to make a proper decision.
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