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Accident description
Last updated: 29 April 2017
Date:Saturday 25 October 1986
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-222
Operator:Piedmont Airlines
Registration: N752N
C/n / msn: 19073/90
First flight: 1968-10-27 (18 years )
Total airframe hrs:41714
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 114
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 119
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Charlotte-Douglas Airport, NC (CLT) (   United States of America)
Crash site elevation: 228 m (748 feet) amsl
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Newark International Airport, NJ (EWR/KEWR), United States of America
Destination airport:Charlotte-Douglas Airport, NC (CLT/KCLT), United States of America
Flightnumber: 467
Flight 467 landed on runway 36R after an ILS approach. About 24 seconds after touchdown, the aircraft overran the runway, struck a localizer antenna array, a concrete culvert, continued through a chain link fence and came to rest upon the edge of railroad tracks, 440 feet past the runway end.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The captain's failure to stabilize the approach and his failure to discontinue the approach to a landing that was conducted at an excessive speed beyond the normal touchdown point on a wet runway. Contributing to the accident was the captain's failure to optimally use the airplane decelerative devices. Also contributing to the accident was the lack of effective crew co-ordination during the approach. Contributing to the severity of the accident was the poor frictional quality of the last 1500ft of the runway and the obstruction presented by a concrete culvert located 318ft beyond the departure end of the runway."

Accident investigation:
investigating agency: National Transport Safety Bureau (NTSB) - United States of America
status: Final
number: NTSB/AAR-87-08
released:1 September 1987
duration of investigation: 10 months
download report: Piedmont Airlines Flight 467 Boeing 737-222, N752N, Charlotte Douglas intl Airport, Charlotte, NC October 25, 1986. (NTSB/AAR-87-08)

Runway excursion

» Aviation Letter 241
» NTSB/AAR-87/08

Follow-up / safety actions

NTSB issued 7 Safety Recommendations

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Distance from Newark International Airport, NJ to Charlotte-Douglas Airport, NC as the crow flies is 844 km (528 miles).

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