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Last updated: 25 January 2020
Status:Final
Date:Tuesday 9 February 1988
Time:15:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic JS31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
British Aerospace 3102 Jetstream 31
Operated by:Jetstream International Airlines
On behalf of:Piedmont Commuter
Registration: N823JS
C/n / msn: 623
First flight: 1983
Total airframe hrs:8219
Engines: 2 Garrett TPE331-10UF
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Springfield Airport, OH (SGH) (   United States of America)
Crash site elevation: 320 m (1050 feet) amsl
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Dayton-James Cox Dayton International Airport, OH (DAY/KDAY), United States of America
Destination airport:Springfield Airport, OH (SGH/KSGH), United States of America
Narrative:
The Jetstream yawed and rolled while executing a go around. The aircraft pitched up, rolled right, entered a vertical descent and struck the ground after rolling through 270deg. The pilot had a history of requiring low altitude one engine go-arounds and delaying offers of assistance to students. The right engine in this case was operating at reduced power and the flaps were retracted, contrary to the aircraft handbook.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
"Go-around .. delayed .. pilot in command(CFI)
Aircraft control .. not maintained .. dual student
Supervision .. inadequate .. pilot in command(CFI)
CONTRIBUTING FACTORS
Emergency procedure .. simulated .. pilot in command(CFI)
Lack of total experience in type of aircraft .. dual student
Remedial action .. delayed .. pilot in command(CFI)"

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 6 months
Accident number: ATL88MA089
Download report: Summary report

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 5/89 (#19)
» NTSB


Photos

photo of BAe-3102-Jetstream-31-N823JS
accident date: 09-02-1988
type: BAe 3102 Jetstream 31
registration: N823JS
 

Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Dayton-James Cox Dayton International Airport, OH to Springfield Airport, OH as the crow flies is 33 km (21 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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