Last updated: 23 April 2014
Datum:vrijdag 8 september 1989
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2B7
Registratie: N283AU
Constructienummer: 23116/999
Bouwjaar: 1983-12-08 (5 years 9 months)
Aantal vlieguren:17045
Aantal vluchten:13991
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 58
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 64
Schade: Licht
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Kansas City International Airport, MO (MCI) (   Verenigde Staten) show on map
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Pittsburgh International Airport, PA (PIT/KPIT), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Kansas City International Airport, MO (MCI/KMCI), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer: 105
USAir 105 was cleared to execute the localizer back course approach to runway 27 at 21:29:41. At 21:34:23, the local controller told USAir 105 "I can't tell for sure but it appears we have lost the lighting on the south side of the airport." The flightcrew later described seeing a bright flash about this time.
Subsequent inspection revealed that the airplane struck and severed four electronic transmission cables, located about 75 feet above the ground, approximately 7,000 feet east of the runway 27 threshold. The flightcrew executed a missed approach and landed uneventfully in Salina, Kansas. None of the passengers or crew was injured, but the airplane sustained minor damage in the incident.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The flightcrew's failure to adequately prepare for and execute a nonprecision approach and their subsequent premature descent below minimum descent altitude. Contributing to the cause of the incident was the inadequate and deficient services provided to the flightcrew by air traffic control personnel."

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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Pittsburgh International Airport, PA en Kansas City International Airport, MO bedraagt 1233 km (770 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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