Event Details

Title:Landed short, Eastern Air Lines, Inc., Boeing 727-225, N8838E, Raleigh, North Carolina, November 12, 1975
Micro summary:This Boeing 727-225 landed short, bounced, and landed on the runway in severe weather.
Event Time:1975-11-12 at 2002 EST
File Name:1975-11-12-2-US.pdf
Publishing Agency:National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
Publishing Country:USA
Report number:NTSB-AAR-76-15
Site of event:282'short of runway 23
Latitude/Longitude:N3552' W07847'
Departure:William B. Hartsfield International Airport, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Destination:Raleigh-Durham International Airport, Morrisville, North Carolina, USA
Airplane Type(s):Boeing 727-225
Flight Phase:Landing
Operator(s):Eastern Air Lines
Type of flight:Revenue
Serious Injuries:8
Other Injuries:0
Executive Summary:About 2002 EST on November 12, 1975, Eastern Air Lines, Inc., Flight 576 struck the ground about 282 feet short of runway 23 at the Raleigh-Durham Airport, Raleigh, North Carolina, bounced up onto the runway and slid to a stop 4,150 feet past the runway threshold. The accident occurred during an instrument landing system approach in heavy rain showers. The aircraft was damaged substantially. Of the 139 persons aboard the aircraft, 8 were injured; one of the injuries was serious.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the accident was the pilot's failure to execute a missed approach when he lost sight of the runway environment in heavy rain below decision height.
Learning Keywords:Operations - Bounce
Operations - Controlled Flight Into Terrain
Operations - Runway Underrun
Consequence - Hull Loss


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