ASN Aircraft accident British Aerospace 3101 Jetstream 31 N331PX Joplin Airport, MO (JLN)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Monday 14 December 1987
Type:Silhouette image of generic JS31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
British Aerospace 3101 Jetstream 31
Operated by:Express Airlines I
On behalf of:Northwest Airlink
Registration: N331PX
MSN: 700
First flight: 1986
Total airframe hrs:3470
Engines: 2 Garrett TPE331-10UG-513H
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Joplin Airport, MO (JLN) (   United States of America)
Crash site elevation: 299 m (981 feet) amsl
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Memphis International Airport, TN (MEM/KMEM), United States of America
Destination airport:Joplin Airport, MO (JLN/KJLN), United States of America
The Jetstream lost control on finals, made a hard landing, bounced, dove onto runway and hit a snow bank. Low level windshear was reported on the approach path.

Probable Cause:

"Planned approach .. improper .. pilot in command
Flare .. improper .. pilot in command
Compensation for wind conditions .. inadequate .. pilot in command
Terrain condition .. berm
Recovery from bounced landing .. improper .. pilot in command."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 5 months
Accident number: MKC88FA027
Download report: Summary report

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Distance from Memphis International Airport, TN to Joplin Airport, MO as the crow flies is 466 km (291 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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