NTSB Identification: MIA87FA248.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35393.
Scheduled 14 CFR operation of EASTERN AIRLINES,INC.
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 15, 1987 in TULSA, OK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/27/1988
Aircraft: BOEING 727, registration: N8857E
Injuries: 62 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 CREW OF THE BOEING 727 AIRCRAFT ON A DOMESTIC PASSENGER FLIGHT INITIATED AN APPROACH TO A RUNWAY WITH A KNOWN CROSSWIND AND TAILWIND COMPONENT. ON FINAL APPROACH THE TOWER CONTROLLERS RE-STATED THE WIND AND ISSUED A WINDSHEAR WARNING. ON SHORT FINAL AT FLARE THE AIRCRAFT EXPERIENCED GUSTS AND TURBULENCE RESULTING IN A HARD LANDING.

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

HAZARDOUS WEATHER ADVISORY..INATTENTIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WIND INFORMATION..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..THUNDERSTORM,OUTFLOW


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE


Contributing Factors

AIRSPEED..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..WINDSHEAR

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