Date: May 30, 1979
Time: 2055
Location: Rockland, Maine
Operator: Downeast Airlines
Flight #: 46
Route: Boston - Rockland
AC Type: de Havilland DHC-6-200
Registration: N68DE
cn / ln: 229
Aboard: 18   (passengers:16  crew:2)
Fatalities: 17   (passengers:15  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft crashed into a wooded area during a non-precision approach to Rockland, in fog . Failure to arrest aircraft's descent rate, without the runway in sight. Inordinate management pressures, the first officer's marginal instrument proficiency, the captain's inadequate supervision of the flight, inadequate crew training and the captain's chronic fatigue were all factors in the accident.

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