- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: March 19, 1999
Time: 09:45
Location: Davis Inlet, Newfoundland, Canada
Operator: Provincial Airlines
Flight #: 960
Route: Goose Bay - Davis Inlet
AC Type: de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Registration: C-FWLQ
cn / ln: 724
Aboard: 2   (passengers:0  crew:2)
Fatalities: 1   (passengers:0  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: On approach, the crew of the cargo plane descended to MDA and initiated a go-around after the runway was not seen. On the second approach the captain descended below MDA and the aircraft struck the ground in controlled flight 2 nm short of the runway. The aircraft was destroyed. The captain decided to descend below the minimum descent altitude without the required visual references. After descending below MDA, both pilots were preoccupied with acquiring and maintaining visual contact with the ground and did not adequately monitor the flight instruments; thus, the aircraft flew into the ice.
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