Date & Time: Oct 25, 1986 at 2008 LT
Type of aircraft:
Boeing 737-200
Operator:
Registration:
N752N
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Newark - Charlotte - Myrtle Beach
MSN:
19073
YOM:
1968
Flight number:
PI467
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
114
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
10000
Captain / Total hours on type:
2500
Copilot / Total flying hours:
4100
Copilot / Total hours on type:
500
Aircraft flight hours:
41714
Aircraft flight cycles:
59033
Circumstances:
After touchdown, the aircraft skidded for about 300 feet off the runway, crashed through a fence, and slammed nose-first into an embankment that supported a railroad track. There were no fatalities among the 119 occupants, three sustained serious injuries and 31 others suffered minor injuries. The aircraft was written off.
Probable cause:
The probable cause of the accident was the captain's failure to stabilize the approach and his failure to discontinue the approach to a landing that was conducted at an excessive speed beyond the normal touchdown point on a wet runway.