Accident Beechcraft 1900D N854CA, Tuesday 20 January 1998
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Date:Tuesday 20 January 1998
Time:20:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic B190 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Beechcraft 1900D
Owner/operator:US Airways Express, opb Commutair
Registration: N854CA
MSN: UE-60
Year of manufacture:1993
Total airframe hrs:9433 hours
Engine model:P&W PT6A-67D
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Category:Accident
Location:Saranac Lake-Adirondack Airport, NY (SLK) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Albany Airport, NY (ALB/KALB)
Destination airport:Saranac Lake-Adirondack Airport, NY (SLK/KSLK)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
A Beechcraft 1900D, N854CA, operating US Airways Express flight 4479, was substantially damaged while landing at the Saranac Lake-Adirondack Regional Airport (SLK), New York. There were no injuries.
The airplane touched down on runway 23 following an ILS approach with the wing flaps at approach. About 2 seconds after touchdown, the heading changed about 1.5 degrees nose right, and then returned to the touchdown heading over the next several seconds. About 9 seconds after touchdown, the heading changed about 4 degrees right followed by a change to the left of 38 degrees over 6 seconds. The airplane skid to the left and came to a stop perpendicular to the runway.

A Notice To Airman (NOTAM) stated that the runway at the Adirondack Regional Airport was plowed full length and width. The runway description stated, "patches of ice covered with 1/4 inch of snow, braking action poor."

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The inadequate snow removal from the runway by airport personnel which left a snow bank extending onto the runway."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: IAD98LA023
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 5 months
Download report: Final report

Sources:

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