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Last updated: 22 October 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Freitag 21 Februar 1986
Zeit:08:59
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31
Fluggesellschaft:USAir
Kennzeichen: N961VJ
Werknummer: 47506/588
Baujahr: 1970
Betriebsstunden:42104
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7B
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 18
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 23
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Erie International Airport, PA (ERI) (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Toronto-Pearson International Airport, ON (YYZ/CYYZ), Kanada
Flug nach:Erie International Airport, PA (ERI/KERI), USA
Flugnummer: 499
Unfallbericht:
The 2800 feet runway Visual Range (RVR) was below the ILS runway 06 minimum of 4000 feet. The Erie Airport runway 24 RVR appeared to be within limits and an ILS approach and landing were carried out in tailwind conditions.
The DC-9 touched down 1800/2000 feet down the snow-covered runway 24 at Vref+10 knots. Braking action was poor because the spoilers didn't auto-deploy because of insufficient wheel spin-up on the slippery runway. The aircraft overran through a fence and crossed a road before coming to rest 180 feet beyond the runway end. A tailwind landing on a slippery runway 24 is not allowed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
Planning/decision - improper - pilot in command
Go-around - not performed - pilot in command

Informationsquelle:
» NTSB/AAR-87/02/SUM


Fotos

photo of DC-9-31-N961VJ
accident date: 21-02-1986
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31
registration: N961VJ
photo of DC-9-31-N961VJ
accident date: 21-02-1986
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31
registration: N961VJ
 

Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Toronto-Pearson International Airport, ON to Erie International Airport, PA as the crow flies is 182 km (113 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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