Accident
Last updated: 23 November 2014
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mercredi 30 janvier 1991
Heure:23:55
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic JS31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
British Aerospace 3101 Jetstream 31
Opérant pour:USAir Express
Loué à :CCAir
Immatriculation: N167PC
Numéro de série: 710
Année de Fabrication: 1986
Heures de vol:8841
Moteurs: 2 Garrett TPE331
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 17
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 19
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Beckley Airport, WV (BKW) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique) show on map
Élévation des lieux de l'accident: 763 m (2503 feet) amsl
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Charlotte-Douglas Airport, NC (CLT/KCLT), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Beckley Airport, WV (BKW/KBKW), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
The aircraft, dispatched with an inoperative airframe de-ice system, approached Beckley in icing conditions. Ice accumulated on the aircraft and a higher than usual approach speed was used. When full flaps were selected (50deg) the aircraft began to buffet and pitched nose down. The Jetstream slammed onto the runway and slid to a stop. There was evidence of tail plane stall, lack of company training in cold weather operations, deficiencies in the use of de-icing systems, and lack of FAA surveillance.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Flight into known adverse weather conditions by the pilot, which resulted in ice accumulation on the aircraft and subsequent loss of aircraft control (tail plane stall) as the flaps were fully extended. Factors related to the accident were: the pilot's inadequate use of the preflight briefing service, inadequate training provided to the pilots by company/management personnel, inadequate surveillance by the FAA, and icing conditions."

Sources:
» Flight International
» ICAO Adrep Summary 4/94 (#55)
» NTSB Safety Recommendations A-92-59 through -65
» NTSB/AAR-96/02


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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposé destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Charlotte-Douglas Airport, NC et Beckley Airport, WV est de 285 km (178 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tels qui sont connus à ce jour.
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