Event Details

Title:Aircraft Incident at Joensuu airport, Finland on 11 April 1997
Micro summary:This Douglas DC-9-83 (MD-83) overran the runway landing on an icy runway.
Event Time:1997-04-11 at 0154 local
File Name:1997-04-11-FI.pdf
Publishing Agency:Finland Accident Investigation Board (AIB)
Publishing Country:Finland
Report number:B 5/1997 L
Site of event:Landing, Joensuu
Departure:Jyväskylä Airport, Finland
Destination:Joensuu Airport, Joensuu, Finland
Airplane Type(s):McDonnell Douglas DC-9-83 (MD-83)
Flight Phase:Landing
Operator(s):Turkish lntersun Sunways Havacilik A.S.
Type of flight:Revenue
Serious Injuries:1
Other Injuries:0
Executive Summary:On Friday 11 April, 1997 at 01.54 local time an aircraft incident took place at Joensuu airport in which a Douglas DC-9-83 (MD-83) aircraft, registered TC-INC, owned by lrish Aerospace Finance Ltd. and operated by Turkish lntersun Sunways Havacilik A.S. overran the runway. There were 167 passengers and six crewmembers on board. The flight number was SWW 1022.

Probable cause

- The knowledge and skills of the cockpit crew were insufficient for winter operations. The landing technique used by the captain especially the use of wheelbrakes and engine thrust reversers was against the procedures described in the Flight Crew Operations Manual (FCOM). The first officer handled the check list work and monitoring duties poorly

- The flight operations management of lntersun Sunways A.S. failed to ensure the competence of the cockpit crews

- The DGCA, Turkey failed to properly oversee the operations of Intersun Sunways A.S. as a new start-up charter operator.
Learning Keywords:Operations - Braking Issues (General)
Operations - Runway Overrun
Operations - Slippery Runway, Taxiway, Apron
Systems - Landing Gear
Other - Workplace Culture or Management


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