Accident Shorts 330-200 N805SW, Wednesday 9 April 2003
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Date:Wednesday 9 April 2003
Type:Silhouette image of generic SH33 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Shorts 330-200
Owner/operator:SkyWay Enterprises
Registration: N805SW
MSN: SH.3055
Year of manufacture:1980
Total airframe hrs:24401 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-45R
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, written off
Location:Dubois-Jefferson County Airport, PA (DUJ) -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Pittsburgh International Airport, PA (PIT/KPIT)
Destination airport:Dubois-Jefferson County Airport, PA (DUJ/KDUJ)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The captain initiated the ILS runway 25 approach about 0705. While on the approach, about 300 feet above the ground, and 1/4 to 1/2 mile from the runway, the left engine surged. Specifically, it went from approximately 1,000 lb of torque to at least 2,000 lb of torque, and continued to oscillate. The surge yawed the airplane about 90 degrees to the right. At the time, the captain was in visual conditions, and on glideslope, with the airspeed decreasing through 106 knots. The captain aligned the airplane and attempted to go-around, but the throttles were "sticking," and the airplane struck terrain 400 feet prior to runway 25, and left of the runway centerline. The nose gear and right main gear had separated, and the bottom fuselage sustained substantial damage.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The captain's failure to maintain the proper glidepath during the instrument approach, and his failure to perform a go-around. Factors were a low ceiling and reduced visibility due to mist."


11:22 UTC / 07:22 local time:
1122Z SP AUTO 07007KT 1/4SM FZFG OVC 001 M01/M01 A3010RMK A02.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: NYC03LA081
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 10 months
Download report: Final report





photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Kissimmee Municipal Airport, FL (ISM/); January 2001

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