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Last updated: 27 February 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Donnerstag 18 Januar 1990
Zeit:19:04
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic BE10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft A100 King Air
Fluggesellschaft:Epps Air Service
Kennzeichen: N44UE
Werknummer: B-140
Baujahr: 1971
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-28
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Atlanta-William B. Hartsfield International Airport, GA (ATL) (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Leerflug
Flug von:Atlanta-DeKalb Peachtree Airport, GA (PDK/KPDK), USA
Flug nach:Atlanta-William B. Hartsfield International Airport, GA (ATL/KATL), USA
Unfallbericht:
Eastern Airlines flight EA-111, a Boeing 727-225 collided with an Epps Air Service Beechcraft A100 King Air on the runway at Atlanta-William B. Hartsfield International Airport, GA (ATL).
The King Air had been cleared to land on runway 26R in night visual conditions, ahead of the Eastern flight. The King Air was preparing to turn off the runway as it was struck from behind by the B-727, which had also been cleared to land on runway 26R. The B-727 sustained substantial damage but the King Air was destroyed as a result of the collision. The pilot of the King Air sustained fatal injuries, and the co-pilot, the only other occupant, sustained severe injuries.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "(1) The failure of the Federal Aviation Administration to provide air traffic control procedures that adequately take into consideration human performance factors such as those which resulted in the failure of the north local controller to detect the developing conflict between N44UE and EA 111, and (2) the failure of the north local controller to ensure the separation of arriving aircraft which were using the same runway.
Contributing to the accident was the failure of the north local controller to follow the prescribed procedure of issuing appropriate traffic information to EA 111, and failure of the north final controller and the radar monitor controller to issue timely speed reductions to maintain adequate separation between aircraft on final approach."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 4 months
Accident number: NTSB/AAR-91/03
Download report: Final report

Informationsquelle:
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Distance from Atlanta-DeKalb Peachtree Airport, GA to Atlanta-William B. Hartsfield International Airport, GA as the crow flies is 28 km (18 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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