Runway excursion Accident Swearingen SA227-AC Metro III N120FA, Sunday 6 October 1991
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Date:Sunday 6 October 1991
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Swearingen SA227-AC Metro III
Owner/operator:Northeast Express Regional Airlines, opf Northwest Airlink
Registration: N120FA
MSN: AC-461B
Year of manufacture:1981
Total airframe hrs:2195 hours
Engine model:GARRETT TPE-331-11U
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 18
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:Augusta State Airport, ME (AUG) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Boston-Logan International Airport, MA (BOS/KBOS)
Destination airport:Augusta State Airport, ME (AUG/KAUG)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The co-pilot made an ILS approach and landed on runway 17 at Augusta Airport, Maine, USA. The aircraft overran, went down an embankment and through a fence. The crew reported that the aircraft would not decelerate. The aircraft landed 1/3 down the 5,000 ft long runway. The pilot had 40 hrs on type and the co-pilot had 60 hrs on type.

The copilot's failure to attain a proper touchdown point. Factors were the captain's failure to follow company procedure and both pilot's limited experience.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: NYC92LA002
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


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