Date & Time: Jan 6, 2011 at 1326 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N715HE
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Bethel - Kipnuk
MSN:
208B-0603
YOM:
1997
Flight number:
HAG161
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
2800
Captain / Total hours on type:
200
Circumstances:
The pilot of the scheduled commuter flight reported that following a normal landing approach, he landed long to avoid a bump in the runway. He applied the brakes during the landing roll, but realized the airplane was still traveling too fast to stop on the snow and ice-covered runway. He said he did not have enough area to abort the landing and applied maximum brakes. The airplane overran the departure end of the runway and impacted a ditch, coming to rest right wing and nose low. The pilot said that there were no preimpact mechanical anomalies with the airplane that would have precluded normal operations. The right wing sustained structural damage.
Causes:
The pilot’s decision to land long on the icy snow-covered runway, resulting in a runway excursion and collision with terrain.
Final Report:
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