Accident Saab 340B N402XJ, Wednesday 8 November 2000
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Date:Wednesday 8 November 2000
Time:18:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SF34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Saab 340B
Owner/operator:Northwest Airlink, opb Mesaba Airlines
Registration: N402XJ
MSN: 340B-402
Total airframe hrs:10191 hours
Engine model:GE CT7-9B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 25
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:ABERDEEN, South Dakota -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:MINNEAPOLIS , MN (MSP)
Destination airport:(ABF)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The Captain reported the airplane was on the ILS approach at 600 feet above ground level when the airplane impacted a flock of snow geese. The Captain reported he decided to continue the approach for landing. Once on the ground the flight attendant informed the Captain there was a hole in the side of the airplane and that a passenger was injured. The Captain reported a doctor on board the airplane removed a piece of metal from the passenger's leg and administered first aid prior to the ambulance arriving. The Captain reported, "When we looked at aircraft 402 it was pretty messed up. There were geese in both intakes, three holes in the side, prop blades with pieces missing out of them, a side window busted, both front windows hit and one wiper gone, the other broke off to the side, one gear was hit and one flap."

Probable Cause: the impact with the flock of snow geese.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CHI01LA033
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report



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