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Accident Report Detail

Allegheny Airlines, Inc., Allison Prop Jet Convair 440, N5825

Executive Summary

About 2035 on January 6, 1969, Allegheny Airlines Flight 737, an Allison prop Jet Convair 440, N5825, crashed on a golf course about 4.7 nautical miles northwest of the Bradford, Pennsylvania Regional Airport. The accident occurred while the flight was making an instrumetn landing approach to the airport. Of the 28 persons aboard the aircraft, 11, including the two pilots, received fatal injuries.

Probable Cause

The Safety Board is unable to determine precisely the probable cause of this accident. Of some 13 potential causes examined by the Board, three remain after final analysis. They are: (1) misreading of the altimeter by the captain, (2) a malfunction of the captain's altimeter after completion of the instrument approach procedure turn, and (3) a misreading of the instrument approach chart. Of these three, however, no single one can be accepted or rejected to the exclusion of another based on the available evidence.

Accident Location: Bradford , PA    
Accident Date: 1/6/1969
Accident ID: AAR7010

Date Adopted: 5/27/1970
NTSB Number: AAR-70-10
NTIS Number: PB-192552

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