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Last updated: 8 December 2021
Datum:zondag 6 oktober 1991
Type: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
Registratie: N120FA
Constructienummer: AC-461B
Bouwjaar: 1981
Aantal vlieguren:2195
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 16
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 18
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Augusta State Airport, ME (AUG) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Boston-Logan International Airport, MA (BOS/KBOS), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Augusta State Airport, ME (AUG/KAUG), Verenigde Staten
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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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Boston-Logan International Airport, MA en Augusta State Airport, ME bedraagt 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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