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Last updated: 3 December 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mardi 16 octobre 2001
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic E145 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Embraer EMB-145LR (ERJ-145LR)
Operated by:Mesa Airlines
On behalf of:US Airways Express
Immatriculation: N825MJ
Numéro de série: 145179
Année de Fabrication: 2000
Heures de vol:3336
Moteurs: 2 Allison AE3007A1/2
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 30
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 33
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport, VA (ROA) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Pittsburgh International Airport, PA (PIT/KPIT), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport, VA (ROA/KROA), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de vol:5733
An Embraer EMB-145LR, N825MJ, operated by Mesa Airlines as US Airways Express flight 5733, was substantially damaged while landing at Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA), Virginia. There were no injuries.
The flight originated at Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT), Pennsylvania. No problems were reported with the en route or approach phases, and the flight was radar vectored for a visual approach to runway 33.

According to the captain there was an abrupt drop in indicated airspeed while on short final approach to landing at Roanoke. He applied power accordingly and landed without apparent incident. A visual inspection was performed at the gate because the landing was considered more firm than usual. The visual post flight inspection noted nothing unusual, nor any damage to the aircraft.
The accident airplane was subsequently flown to Charlotte, North Carolina, where a crew swap took place. The departing flight crew did not report any damage on the airplane, and the damage was finally discovered by the accepting flight crew at Charlotte during a pre-flight inspection.

Scraped skin was visible on the lower aft fuselage in an area 10 feet long and 3 feet wide. An internal examination revealed the airplane was safe for an unpressurized ferry flight to a heavy maintenance facility. There, it was determined that the airplane had broken and cracked frames and stringers, popped rivets, and the skin had been worn through in the lower aft pressure vessel.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The captain's failure to maintain airspeed which resulted in an inadvertent stall/mush, and hard landing. Factors were the failure of both pilots to follow company CRM and flight manual procedures, and the captains improper approach briefing."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 8 months
Accident number: NYC02LA013
Download report: Summary report



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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Pittsburgh International Airport, PA et Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport, VA est de 350 km (219 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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