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Last updated: 1 December 2021
Datum:Sonntag 6 Oktober 1991
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA227-AC Metro III
Operator:Northeast Express Regional Airlines
On behalf of:Northwest Airlink
Kennzeichen: N120FA
Werknummer: AC-461B
Baujahr: 1981
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 16
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 18
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:Augusta State Airport, ME (AUG) (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Boston-Logan International Airport, MA (BOS/KBOS), USA
Flug nach:Augusta State Airport, ME (AUG/KAUG), USA
The co-pilot made an ILS approach and landed on runway 17 at Augusta Airport, Maine, USA. The aircraft overran, went down an embankment and through a fence. The crew reported that the aircraft would not decelerate. The aircraft landed 1/3 down the 5,000 ft long runway. The pilot had 40 hrs on type and the co-pilot had 60 hrs on type.

Probable Cause:

The copilot's failure to attain a proper touchdown point. Factors were the captain's failure to follow company procedure and both pilot's limited experience.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: NYC92LA002
Download report: Final report


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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 Boston-Logan International Airport, MA to Augusta State Airport, ME as the crow flies is 237 km (148 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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