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Investigators Urge Restrictions on Cessna 208 Icing Operations 6 pages. [PDF 133K]
Recent fatal loss-of-control accidents have prompted Canadian and U.S. authorities to recommend that operators be prohibited from flying Caravans in icing conditions determined to be worse than light.
Fast, Low Approach Leads to Long Landing and Overrun 4 pages.[PDF 113K]
Following a nonprecision approach in instrument conditions and gusty winds, the Fokker F27 came to a stop on a seawall. The investigation resulted in recommendations for a precision approach procedure and an adequate runway-overrun area at the Irish airport.
Boeing 767 Strikes Mountain During Circling Approach 6 pages. [PDF 52K]
The flight crew did not maintain visual contact with the runway while circling to land outside the circling-approach area at an airport in South Korea. The controlled-flight-into-terrain (CFIT) accident occurred about five seconds after the first officer called for a missed approach.
Improper Control Inputs Cited in ATR 72 Bounced Landing 6 pages. [PDF 104K]
The captain took control from the first officer after the airplane ‘skipped’ on touchdown but did not take appropriate recovery action or conduct a go-around, the report said. Injuries and substantial damage resulted when the airplane bounced twice and veered off the runway.
Absence of Aircraft Load Data Cited in Failed Takeoff in Benin 6 pages. [PDF 98K]
No documents accurately showed the B-727’s weight and balance. The airplane’s takeoff weight likely was higher and its center of gravity likely was farther forward than the values calculated by the flight crew. High-density-altitude conditions prevailed during the attempted departure from a relatively short runway.
Hard Landing Results in Destruction of Freighter 6 pages. [PDF 130K]
Inadequate crosswind-landing technique by the pilot flying and inadequate monitoring by the pilot not flying were cited in the collapse of the Boeing MD-10’s right main landing gear on touchdown.
DC-10 Overruns Runway in Tahiti While Being Landed in a Storm 6 pages. [PDF 144K]
The flight crew encountered showers, turbulence and a strong, gusting crosswind on final approach. The airplane touched down about midpoint on the wet runway, overran the runway, struck localizer antennas and came to a stop with the forward section of the fuselage in a lagoon.
Learjet Strikes Houses, Terrain After Inadvertent Retraction of Flaps 4 pages. [PDF 79K]
A witness saw the airplane ‘skimming’ the clouds in the traffic pattern before entering a low-altitude turn with a bank angle of almost 90 degrees. The airplane then descended to the ground.
King Air C90 Pilot Continues Takeoff After Engine Fails at Minimum-control Speed 6 pages. [PDF 119K]
The landing gear were not retracted, and the propeller on the failed engine was not feathered. A control loss occurred, and the aircraft struck terrain. Before the accident, engine-condition trend-monitoring data indicated that a potentially significant problem was developing in the engine.
Ineffective Tail-strike Repair Preceded Boeing 747 Breakup 8 pages. [PDF 121K]
Investigators said that published procedures were not followed when the repair was performed more than 20 years before a structural failure occurred and the aircraft broke apart during flight.
Pilot’s Inadequate Altitude Monitoring During Instrument Approach Led to CFIT 8 pages. [PDF 135K]
The pilot hand-flew an unstabilized approach below the glideslope and continued the descent until the Piper Chieftain struck terrain. New Zealand investigators cited high workload and possible distraction by a cellular telephone call as factors in the controlled flight into terrain.
B-737 Strikes Terrain After Power Loss Occurs on Takeoff 4 pages. [PDF 88K]
The airplane was near gross weight during departure from an Algerian airport. The left engine failed but the crew did not retract the landing gear. Pitch attitude for a normal all-engine initial climb was maintained, and airspeed decreased to stall speed.
Freighter Strikes Trees During Nighttime ‘Black-hole’ Approach 8 pages. [PDF 202K]
Fatigue and a color-vision deficiency that affected the ability of the pilot flying to observe glide-path-indicator lights contributed to the flight crew’s failure to conduct a stabilized approach.
Challenger With Frost on Wings Enters Uncontrolled Roll on Takeoff 6 pages. [PDF 90K]
The report said that the judgment and concentration of the flight crew, who were aware of the wing contamination but did not have the aircraft deiced before departure, might have been impaired by the combined effects of a nonprescription drug, jet lag and fatigue.