Date: October 20, 1996
Time: 12:12
Location: Eel River Crossing, New Brunswick, Canada
Operator: Telford Aviation
Flight #: -
Route: Port Meiner, Quebec - Bangor, Maine
AC Type: Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain
Registration: N744W
cn / ln: 31-7952246
Aboard: 8   (passengers:7  crew:1)
Fatalities: 8   (passengers:7  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: 31-7952246The pilot reported that he had a rough running engine and was making an emergency landing at Charlo Airport. While maneuvering to land, he crashed 3 miles west of the runway. Loss of power from the right engine, and the pilot did not conserve altitude or configure the aircraft for maximum performance following the loss of power. Control of the aircraft was probably lost as the pilot was attempting to intercept the ILS for Runway 13 during a low-level turn. Contributing factors were the overweight condition of the aircraft and the lack of in-flight emergency procedures training received by the pilot.

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