Accident description
Last updated: 2 October 2014
Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 11 February 1998
Time:12:16
Type:Silhouette image of generic E145 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Embraer EMB-145ER (ERJ-145ER)
Operating for:Continental Express
Leased from:ExpressJet Airlines
Registration: N14931
C/n / msn: 145013
First flight: 1997
Total airframe hrs:1844
Cycles:1472
Engines: 2 Allison AE3007A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Beaumont-Jefferson County Airport, TX (BPT) (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Beaumont-Jefferson County Airport, TX (BPT/KBPT), United States of America
Destination airport:Houston-George Bush Intercontinental Airport, TX (IAH/KIAH), United States of America
Flightnumber: 910
Narrative:
The Embraer had just finished its 1st training cycle of the day. After a full stop landing on runway 30, the aircraft taxied back to the threshold for another
departure. The instructor pilot's plan was to give the flying pilot a simulated engine failure at V1 airspeed. With the student pilot at the controls, the aircraft accelerated down the runway. After a "V1" call out and rotation, the instructor pilot retarded the #1(left) throttle lever to idle. As the aircraft became airborne, the left wing contacted the runway surface some 2800 feet from the threshold. Subsequently, the aircraft continued to the left, veering onto a grassy area, and eventually coming to rest at a point south of taxiway "E".


PROBABLE CAUSE: "The first officer's improper use of the rudder when given a simulated engine failure on takeoff and the pilot-in-command's delayed remedial action which resulted in a loss of control. A factor was the first officer's lack of experience in the regional jet airplane"

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Beaumont-Jefferson County Airport, TX to Houston-George Bush Intercontinental Airport, TX as the crow flies is 126 km (79 miles).

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