Unfallbericht:The weather was deteriorating as Airborne Express Flight 124 (DC-9-31 N908AX) and Rosenbalm Flight 074 (DC-8-63 N951R) were on successive arrivals for an ILS runway 09 approach at Newburgh-Stewart Airport, NY (SWF). Flight 124 was cleared for the approach and landing. After landing, the Local Controller instructed flight 124 to back taxi on the runway and report when clear of the runway. Flight 074 was then cleared for the ILS runway 09 approach. After contacting the tower, the crew were instructed to reprot at the Outer Marker. Near the OM, the ctew attempted to advize the Local Controller, who was in a lengthy transmission, that they were inside the OM. This transmission was not receieved by the Local Controller. When the Local Controller finished transmitting, the flight crew didn't attempt to alert the Local Controller of their position, nor did they receive a landing clearance. Subsequently, the two aircraft converged as Flight 074 was flaring to land and Flight 124 was exiting the runway. Both crews tried to avoid a collision, but the wing of the DC-8 freighter hit the empennage of the DC-9.
|Datum:||20 AUG 1987|
|Flugzeugtyp:||McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63F|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4 |
|Sachschaden:|| schwer beschädigt|
|Unfallort:||Newburgh-Stewart Airport, NY (SWF) (USA)
|Flugphase:|| Landung (LDG)|
|Flug von:||Dayton-James Cox Dayton International Airport, OH (DAY/KDAY), USA|
|Flug nach:||Newburgh-Stewart Airport, NY (SWF/KSWF), USA|
In-flight planning/decision .. improper .. pilot of other aircraft
Light condition .. dawn
Weather condition .. fog
Weather condition .. obscuration
ATC clearance .. not obtained .. pilot of other aircraft
Control tower service .. inadequate .. ATC personnel (LCL/GND/CLNC)
Crew/group coordination .. improper .. ATC personnel (LCL/GND/CLNC)
Inadequate surveillance of operation .. FAA(organization)
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Distance from Dayton-James Cox Dayton International Airport, OH to Newburgh-Stewart Airport, NY as the crow flies is 865 km (540 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.