NTSB Identification: MIA90IA038.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 40615.
Scheduled 14 CFR EASTERN AIRLINES
Incident occurred Friday, December 08, 1989 in TALLAHASSEE, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/26/1992
Aircraft: MCDONNELL DOUGLAS DC-9-51, registration: N404EA
Injuries: 34 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.
THE FIRST OFFICER, WHO WAS FLYING THE ILS APPROACH, NEVER ESTABLISHED THE AIRPLANE ON THE CENTERLINE AND 'CHASED' THE LOCALIZER NEEDLE. THE CAPTAIN TOOK CONTROL OF THE AIRPLANE ABOUT 250 FEET AGL AND ATTEMPTED A SIDE STEP MANEUVER. THE AIRPLANE TOUCHED DOWN IN A LEFT BANK AND THE LEFT WING TIP STRUCK THE RUNWAY.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be: FAILURE OF THE FIRST OFFICER TO PROPERLY ALIGN THE AIRCRAFT FOR LANDING, AND THE CAPTAIN'S DELAY IN TAKING REMEDIAL ACTION.
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