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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 233056
Last updated: 23 December 2020
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Time:11:11 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B741 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-121
Registration: N732PA
C/n / msn: 19638/3
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Renton Airport, WA (RNT/KRNT) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Seattle-Boeing Field International Airport, WA (BFI/KBFI)
Destination airport:Renton Airport, WA (RNT/KRNT)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Boeing 747 N732PA was being operated by the Boeing Company for the purpose of ferrying the aircraft from Boeing Field, Seattle, Washington, to the Renton Airport. During an approach to a landing at Renton, the aircraft struck an embankment approximately 20 feet short of the threshold of Runway 15. The ground contact point was approximately 30 inches below the top of the bank and the runway level. The aircraft came to a stop on the centerline of Runway 15, approximately 3,500 feet beyond the threshold. Eleven persons were on board, including the crew. None was injured. Small fires broke out in the No. 3 engine wing strut and the No. 4 engine forward of the tail cone. These were immediately extinguished. Structural damage was confined to the right wing landing gear, right flap assemblies, and the Nos. 3 and 4 engines and their cowlings.
The significant weather reported at 1112 for the Renton Airport was scattered clouds at 4,500 feet and broken clouds at 6,500 feet. The visibility was 13 miles and the wind velocity was 20 knots from 1200 true.

The Board determines that the probable cause of this incident was the premature touchdown of the aircraft during a visual approach to a relatively short runway, induced by the pilot's not establishing a glidepath which would assure runway threshold passage with an adequate safety margin, under somewhat unusual environmental and psychological conditions.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report
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Revision history:

18-Feb-2020 18:10 harro Added
18-Feb-2020 18:11 harro Updated [Time, Accident report, ]

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