Colgan Air Flight 3407
A Dash-8 Q400 similar to the aircraft involved
|Date||February 12, 2009|
|Site||Clarence Center, New York, United States |
Colgan Air Flight 3407, marketed as
Families of the accident victims lobbied the U.S. Congress to enact more stringent regulations for regional carriers, and to improve the scrutiny of safe operating procedures and the working conditions of pilots. Although it did nothing to address the specific causes of the crash – improper stall recovery technique and pilot fatigue – the Airline Safety and Federal Aviation Administrative Extension Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-216) required some of these regulation changes.
Colgan Air Flight 3407 (
This was the first fatal accident for a Colgan Air passenger flight since the company was founded in 1991. One previous ferry flight (no passengers) crashed offshore of Massachusetts
Captain Marvin Renslow, 47, of
There were two Canadian passengers, one Chinese passenger, and one Israeli passenger on board. The remaining 41 passengers, as well as the crew members, were American.