Date & Time: Sep 16, 2011 at 1911 LT
Type of aircraft:
Embraer ERJ-190
Operator:
Registration:
HC-CEZ
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Loja - Quito - Cuenca - Quito
MSN:
190-00027
YOM:
2006
Flight number:
EQ148
Country:
Ecuador
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
97
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
6160
Captain / Total hours on type:
1879
Copilot / Total flying hours:
4891
Copilot / Total hours on type:
2807
Aircraft flight hours:
8752
Aircraft flight cycles:
13285
Circumstances:
After touch down on runway 35 in poor weather conditions, aircraft did not stop as expected, overrun runway, collided with a brick wall and came to rest. Four passengers were slightly injured while the aircraft named Ciudad de Cuenca was damaged beyond repair. It seems that crew landed long, reducing the runway length and braking distance available. Runway was wet at the time of the accident.
Probable cause:
The Board of Inquiry estimated that the probable cause of this accident was the crew's decision to continue the approach and landing without carrying out the procedures (ABNORMAL AND EMERGENCY PROCEDURES) established by EMBRAER in the Quick Reference Handbook for when malfunctions occur in the slat/flap system, resulting in a landing too far down the runway. Due to wrong approach configuration, aircraft landed long at an excessive speed and crew did not activate all braking systems immediately after touch down. In these conditions, aircraft was unable to stop within the remaining runway.