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Last updated: 18 November 2017
Datum:woensdag 9 april 2003
Type:Silhouette image of generic SH33 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Shorts 330-200
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:SkyWay Enterprises
Registratie: N805SW
Constructienummer: SH.3055
Bouwjaar: 1980
Aantal vlieguren:24401
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-45R
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Dubois-Jefferson County Airport, PA (DUJ) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Pittsburgh International Airport, PA (PIT/KPIT), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Dubois-Jefferson County Airport, PA (DUJ/KDUJ), Verenigde Staten
The captain initiated the ILS runway 25 approach about 0705. While on the approach, about 300 feet above the ground, and 1/4 to 1/2 mile from the runway, the left engine surged. Specifically, it went from approximately 1,000 lb of torque to at least 2,000 lb of torque, and continued to oscillate. The surge yawed the airplane about 90 degrees to the right. At the time, the captain was in visual conditions, and on glideslope, with the airspeed decreasing through 106 knots. The captain aligned the airplane and attempted to go-around, but the throttles were "sticking," and the airplane struck terrain 400 feet prior to runway 25, and left of the runway centerline. The nose gear and right main gear had separated, and the bottom fuselage sustained substantial damage.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The captain's failure to maintain the proper glidepath during the instrument approach, and his failure to perform a go-around. Factors were a low ceiling and reduced visibility due to mist."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Accident number: NYC03LA081
Download report: Summary report


METAR Weather report:
11:22 UTC / 07:22 local time:
1122Z SP AUTO 07007KT 1/4SM FZFG OVC 001 M01/M01 A3010RMK A02.


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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 Dubois-Jefferson County Airport, PA bedraagt 135 km (84 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.
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