NTSB Identification: ATL87FA210.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35669.
Accident occurred Monday, July 13, 1987 in ATLANTA, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/24/1989
Aircraft: EMBRAER EMB-120, registration: N211AS
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE COMMUTER AIRLINE PILOT COMPETENCY/PROFICIENCY CHECK FLIGHT WAS PROGRESSING NORMALLY, ACCORDING TO THE CREW, UNTIL THE SOUND OF THE PROPELLERS CONTACTING THE RUNWAY INTERRUPTED THE ROUTINE. NO MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL, OR HYDRAULIC PROBLEM WAS FOUND. THE CHECK AIRMAN SET UP MULTIPLE SIMULATIONS OF POWERPLANT, INSTRUMENTATION, AND LIFT CONTROL DEVICE MALFUNCTIONS DURING THIS APPROACH. THESE DISTRACTIONS, ALONG WITH EXTENDED BRIEFINGS ON HOW TO HANDLE THE UNUSUAL CONFIGURATION DURING THE LANDING SEQUENCE, DISRUPTED THE CREWS ROUTINE.

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

GEAR EXTENSION..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WHEELS UP LANDING..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..CHECK PILOT


Contributing Factors

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..CHECK PILOT


Contributing Factors

EXCESSIVE WORKLOAD (TASK OVERLOAD)..PILOT IN COMMAND

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