Date & Time: Oct 14, 2004 at 0356 LT
Type of aircraft:
Windsor Locks - Halifax - Zaragoza
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On takeoff from runway 06 at Halifax international Airport, the aircraft did not rotate and overran the runway before crashing in a wooded area located after the airport. All 7 occupants were killed. The aircraft was carrying lawn tractors and 53 tons of lobster. It seems that the accident was caused by a tail strike during takeoff and that the crew lost the control of the aircraft on rotation.
TSB determined that the accident was caused by crew miscalculation of engine thrust on takeoff.