NTSB Identification: NYC87IA014.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32249.
Scheduled 14 CFR PEOPLE EXPRESS AIRLINES
Incident occurred Tuesday, October 14, 1986 in PORTLAND, ME
Aircraft: BOEING 727-200, registration: N517PE
Injuries: 43 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 CP WAS FLYING THE AIRCRAFT FROM THE LEFT SEAT WHILE BEING OBSERVED BY THE PIC. THE PIC WAS MONITORING THE APPROACH, WHICH WAS BEING MADE IN IMC CONDITIONS AND NOTED THE AIRCRAFT DRIFTING TO THE LEFT, THE CP STARTED TO MAKE CORRECTION TO THE RIGHT AT WHICH POINT PIC TOOK CONTROL AND ROLLED TO THE RIGHT, LANDING THE AIRCRAFT. IN DOING SO THE RIGHT WING TIP MADE CONTACT WITH THE GROUND CAUSING DAMAGE TO THE OUTBOARD RIGHT LEADING EDGE DEVICE. SCRAPED OUTBOARD RIGHT TRAILING EDGE FLAP, SCRAPED RIGHT WING TIP, AND DAMAGED RIGHT STATIC WICK. THERE WERE NO INJURIES. NO FIRE, OR OTHER DAMAGE. CREW MEMBERS WERE NOT AWARE OF DAMAGE UNTIL NOTIFIED BY GROUND PERSONNEL AT THE GATE.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT

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