Accident
Last updated: 2 September 2014
Status:Definitief
Datum:dinsdag 22 mei 2001
Tijd:13:25
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-210C
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:First Air
Registratie: C-GNWI
Constructienummer: 21066/413
Bouwjaar: 1975-05-02 (26 years )
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 98
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 104
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Yellowknife Airport, NT (YZF) (   Canada) show on map
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Edmonton International Airport, AB (YEG/CYEG), Canada
Vliegveld van aankomst:Yellowknife Airport, NT (YZF/CYZF), Canada
Vluchtnummer: 953
Beschrijving:
First Air flight 953 departed Edmonton at 11:30. As the aircraft approached Yellowknife, the spoilers were armed, and the aircraft was configured for a visual approach and landing on runway 33. The computed Vref was 128 knots, and target speed was 133 knots. While in the landing flare, the aircraft entered a higher-than-normal sink rate, and the pilot flying (the first officer) corrected with engine power and nose-up pitch. The aircraft touched down on the main landing gear and bounced twice. While the aircraft was in the air, the captain took control and lowered the nose to minimize the bounce. The aircraft landed on its nose landing-gear, then on the main gear. The aircraft initially touched down about 1300 feet from the approach end of runway 33. During the third touchdown on the nose landing-gear, the left nose-tire burst. The aircraft was taxied to the ramp and shut down. The aircraft was substantially damaged.

FINDINGS AS TO CAUSES AND CONTRIBUTING FACTORS:
1. Incorrect bounced landing recovery procedures were carried out when the captain pushed forward on the control column to prevent a further bounce, and the aircraft landed nosewheel first.
2. The high sink rate on the initial flare was not recognized and corrected in time to prevent a bounced landing and a subsequent bounced landing.

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Official accident investigation report
investigating agency: Transportation Safety Board (TSB) - Canada
report status: Final
report number: TSB Report A01W0117
download report: Landing Event - Hard Landing, First Air Boeing 737-210C C-GNWI, Yellowknife Airport,, Northwest Territories (TSB Report A01W0117)
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Kaart
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 Edmonton International Airport, AB en Yellowknife Airport, NT bedraagt 1012 km (632 miles).

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