Narrative:The 2800 feet runway Visual Range (RVR) was below the ILS runway 06 minimum of 4000 feet. The Erie Airport runway 24 RVR appeared to be within limits and an ILS approach and landing were carried out in tailwind conditions.
|Date:||Friday 21 February 1986|
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31
|C/n / msn:|| 47506/588|
|First flight:|| 1970|
|Total airframe hrs:||42104|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7B|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 18|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 23 |
|Airplane damage:|| Substantial|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Erie International Airport, PA (ERI) ( United States of America)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Toronto-Pearson International Airport, ON (YYZ/CYYZ), Canada|
|Destination airport:||Erie International Airport, PA (ERI/KERI), United States of America|
The DC-9 touched down 1800/2000 feet down the snow-covered runway 24 at Vref+10 knots. Braking action was poor because the spoilers didn't auto-deploy because of insufficient wheel spin-up on the slippery runway. The aircraft overran through a fence and crossed a road before coming to rest 180 feet beyond the runway end. A tailwind landing on a slippery runway 24 is not allowed.
Planning/decision - improper - pilot in command
Go-around - not performed - pilot in command
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Toronto-Pearson International Airport, ON to Erie International Airport, PA as the crow flies is 182 km (113 miles).