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Datum:Mittwoch 17 Januar 1990
Zeit:11:40
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic BE40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft Beechjet 400A
Fluggesellschaft:Sara Lee Corporation
Kennzeichen: N3121B
Werknummer: RJ-21
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:McCharen Field, 2 miles W of West Point, Mississippi (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Geschäftsflug
Flug von:?
Flug nach:?
Unfallbericht:
The pilot stated that the approach had appeared normal until the aircraft was descending through about 150 to 200 feet agl. on final approach. He then 'eased the power back to flight idle, anticipating a perfect landing.' However, as the engines spooled down, he realized that the aircraft was 'settling quickly', so he started adding power but was unable to recover the situation. The aircraft touched down on an embankment about 6 feet short of the runway, damaging the left main undercarriage. It then ran forward, onto the runway, before veering to the left. It slid off the side of the runway and came to rest with its right main undercarriage damaged. Sparks ignited the grass, but the fire did not reach the aircraft.

Probable Cause:

The NTSB determined the probably cause of the accident to be: The pilot misjudged distance, speed, and altitude on final approach and failed to attain the proper touchdown point for landing



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