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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Thursday 31 January 1985
Time:05:47
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA227-AT Expediter
Operator:United Parcel Service - UPS
Registration: N568UP
C/n / msn: AT-568
First flight: 1983
Total airframe hrs:783
Engines: 2 Garrett TPE331
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:London, KY (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Louisville-Standiford Field, KY (SDF/KSDF), United States of America
Destination airport:London-Corbin Airport, KY (LOZ/KLOZ), United States of America
Narrative:
The captain was cleared for an RNAV runway 05 approach, but the runway lights were not on as the aircraft broke through clouds at 1000 feet, 1 mile from the airport. The aircraft then circled for another approach, but came in high and fast. The 1st officer recommended a go-around, but the captain decided to continue. The aircraft had touched down long and was about to overrun the runway, when the captain retracted the landing gear. The plane then slid off the end of the runway and went over an embankment, becoming airborne for about 140 feet and impacted a large ravine area.
The landing weight was estimated to be 14,668 lb where the max. gross weight limit is 14,500 lb.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
"Proper touchdown point - Not attained - Pilot in command
Airspeed - Excessive - Pilot in command
Go-around - Not performed - Pilot in command"

Classification:

Runway excursion

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Louisville-Standiford Field, KY to London-Corbin Airport, KY as the crow flies is 188 km (118 miles).

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