NTSB Identification: SEA95LA059.
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Accident occurred Friday, March 03, 1995 in GILLETTE, WY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/29/1996
Aircraft: Israel Aircraft Industries 1124A, registration: N311BR
Injuries: 1 Minor,9 Uninjured.

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THE CAPTAIN REPORTED ENTERING HOLDING AT DERYK AT 1758:50, ABEAM AT 1800:17, AND STARTING HIS TURN BACK IN TO THE FAF AT 1801:21. AT 1803:12 HE REPORTED ON THE GLIDE SLOPE AND CALLED FOR THE GEAR DOWN BUT WAS ADVISED BY THE FIRST OFFICER (FO) HE WAS TOO FAST. HE THEN EXTENDED THE SPOILERS. THE GEAR WAS EXTENDED AT 1803:56 AND THE AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN AT 1804:41. THE AIRCRAFT PICKED UP ICE DURING THE DARK NIGHT APPROACH AND THE RUNWAY WAS SNOW COVERED WITH FAIR TO POOR BRAKING REPORTED. THE SPOILERS WERE FOUND EXTENDED SUBSEQUENT TO THE LANDING. THE AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN SHORT OF THE RUNWAY AND THE LEFT MAIN LANDING GEAR SEPARATED SHORTLY THEREAFTER. THE FO CONDUCTED THE PRE-LANDING CHECKLIST SILENTLY AND NEITHER PILOT SAW THE SPOILER EXTENDED ANNUNCIATOR LIGHT. THE COMPANY OVERSEEING BOTH PILOTS PROVIDED NO COCKPIT RESOURCE MANAGEMENT TRAINING.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

THE PILOT IN COMMAND'S FAILURE TO RETRACT THE SPOILERS AND THE CONSEQUENT HIGH SINK RATE ON AN UNSTABILIZED FINAL APPROACH. FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO THE ACCIDENT WERE: ICING CONDITIONS, BOTH PILOTS DIVERTED ATTENTION, INADEQUATE FLIGHT CREW COORDINATION, AND INADEQUATE (COCKPIT RESOURCE MANAGEMENT) TRAINING.

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