Descripción:While conducting a Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization check the pilot at controls was allowed to perform his first attempt at shooting an obstacle approach at Whidbey Island-NAS, WA (NUW). This maneuver was inadequately briefed by the pilot in command during the mission brief. The pilot in command, having great confidence in the pilot at controls, allowed him to conduct this maneuver without prior demonstration. After pushing over for the approach an excessive sink rate developed. Upon determination that the approach was getting dangerous, power was applied and the nose pulled up. Due to the combination of slow approach speed, late and in inadequate power application, the excessive sink rate was not arrested, resulting in a hard landing followed by failure of the starboard wing.
|Fecha:||domingo 18 enero 1981|
|Tipo:||Lockheed P-3A-55-LO Orion|
|Operador:||United States Navy|
|Numéro de série:|| 185-5131|
|Año de Construcción:|| 1965|
|Tripulación:||Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 7|
|Pasajeros:||Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0|
|Total:||Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 7 |
|Daños en la Aeronave:|| Anulado|
|Consecuencias:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Ubicación:||Whidbey Island-NAS, WA (NUW) (Estados Unidos de América)
|Fase:|| Aterrizaje (LDG)|
|Aeropuerto de Salida:||Whidbey Island-NAS, WA (NUW), Estados Unidos de América|
|Aeropuerto de Llegada:||Whidbey Island-NAS, WA (NUW), Estados Unidos de América|
(1) Pilot in command failed to recognize a dangerous situation and take appropriate corrective action.
(2) Pilot at controls failed to properly compensate for excessive sink rate during landing transition. - began transition to landing attitude too late to arrest a high rate of descent for the power applied.
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