Event Details

Title:Runway overrun, Alaska Airlines, Inc., B-727-81, N124AS, Ketchikan International Airport, Ketchikan, Alaska, April 5, 1976
Micro summary:This Boeing 727-81 overran the runway on landing in poor weather.
Event Time:1976-04-05 at 0819 PST
File Name:1976-04-05-US.pdf
Publishing Agency:National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
Publishing Country:USA
Report number:NTSB-AAR-76-24
Site of event:Runway 11
Latitude/Longitude:N5521' W13142'
Departure:Juneau International Airport, Juneau, Alaska, USA
Destination:Ketchikan International Airport, Ketchikan, Alaska
Airplane Type(s):Boeing 727-81
Flight Phase:Landing
Operator(s):Alaska Airlines
Type of flight:Revenue
Serious Injuries:32
Other Injuries:0
Executive Summary:About 081.9 PST on April 5, 1976, Alaska Airlines, Inc., Flight 60, a Boeing 727-81 N124AS. overran the departure end of runway 11 at Ketchikan International Airport, Ketchikan, Alaska. The aircraft crashed in a ravine about 700 feet past the runway threshold. There were 43 passengers and a crew of 7 on board. As a result of the crash, 1 person died and 32 persons were injured. The aircraft was destroyed by impact and ground fire.

The captain of Flight 60 had conducted an approach to runway 11 uner conditions of low ceilings and low visibility. The aircraft touched down on the wet runway beyond the normal touchdown point and at an excessive speed.

The National Transpurtation Safety Board detenniaes that the probable cause of the accident was the captain's faulty judgment In initiating a go-around after he waa committed to a full-stop linding following an excessively long and fast touchdown from an unstabilized' approach.

Contributing to the accident was the pilot's unprofessional decision to abandon the precision approach.
Learning Keywords:Operations - Airspace - Non-Precision Approach
Operations - Runway Overrun
Operations - Unstabilized Approach
Consequence - Hull Loss


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