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Last updated: 19 October 2021
Estado:Final
Fecha:viernes 21 febrero 1986
Hora:08:59
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31
Operador:USAir
Registración: N961VJ
Numéro de série: 47506/588
Año de Construcción: 1970
Horas Totales de la Célula:42104
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7B
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 18
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 23
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Erie International Airport, PA (ERI) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Toronto-Pearson International Airport, ON (YYZ/CYYZ), Canadá
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Erie International Airport, PA (ERI/KERI), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo: 499
Descripción:
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

Fuentes:
» NTSB/AAR-87/02/SUM


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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).

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