NTSB Identification: DCA86IA001.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37186.
Scheduled 14 CFR EASTERN AIRLINES INC.
Incident occurred Thursday, September 25, 1986 in RALEIGH-DURHAM, NC
Aircraft: McDonnell Douglas DC-9-51, registration: N402EA
Injuries: 99 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.

DRG ARRIVAL, THE FLT CREW MADE A VISUAL APCH TO RWY 23L IN CALM WIND CONDS. FLT CREW STATEMENTS INDICATED THAT WHEN THEY WERE ON FINAL APCH AT ABOUT 100 FT AGL, THE ACFT WAS ON THE PROPER GLIDEPATH FOR LANDING. HOWEVER THE RESULTING GRND CONTACT WAS HARDER THAN NORMAL RESULTING IN MINOR DAMAGE TO THE ACFT BUT NO REPORTED INJURIES.

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HAZE/SMOKE

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