Accident British Aerospace 3101 Jetstream 31 N165PC, Thursday 12 March 1992
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Date:Thursday 12 March 1992
Type:Silhouette image of generic JS31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
British Aerospace 3101 Jetstream 31
Owner/operator:USAir Express, opb CCAir
Registration: N165PC
MSN: 683
Year of manufacture:1985
Total airframe hrs:10607 hours
Engine model:Garrett TPE331-10UGR
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:2,3 km SW of Knoxville-Mc Ghee Tyson Airport, TN (TYS) -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Knoxville-McGhee Tyson Airport, TN (TYS/KTYS)
Destination airport:Knoxville-McGhee Tyson Airport, TN (TYS/KTYS)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot dropped the checklist on takeoff and the check airman elected to continue without the checklist. The crew thus forgot to lower the gear on the approach for a runway 23R touch-and-go landing. The propellers struck the runway. An emergency was declared and a turn was made (with the no. 2 prop feathered) for a runway 05L landing. Control was lost and the aircraft crashed,

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's failure to use the airplane checklist which resulted in a gear up landing; and the pilot's failure to maintain flying speed which resulted in an uncontrolled collision with the ground."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ATL92FA060
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 2 months
Download report: Final report


ICAO Adrep Summary 5/94 (#37)
Scramble 155


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