NTSB Identification: CHI85IA118.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28481.
Scheduled 14 CFR (D.B.A. OZARK AIR LINES,INC. )
Incident occurred Sunday, February 10, 1985 in CHAMPAIGN, IL
Aircraft: MCDONNELL DOUGLAS DC-9, registration: N978Z
Injuries: 53 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.
OZARK FLT #814 MOMENTARILY TOUCHED DOWN WITH THE LEFT MAIN LANDING GEAR 16 FT OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF RWY 31. WHEN 50 FT ABOVE MINIMUMS DURING THE ILS RWY 31 APCH THE F/O CALLED RWY IN SIGHT. CAPTAIN ASKED FOR LANDING LIGHTS WHICH THE F/O TURNED ON. CAPTAIN STATED, 'AT THIS POINT I NOTICED IT WAS SO BRIGHT, IT WAS DIFFICULT TO SEE. EITHER THE WEATHER HAD DETERIORATED OR THE LIGHTS REDUCED THE VISIBILITY TO THE POINT THAT I DECIDED A GO AROUND WAS NECESSARY.' A GO AROUND WAS INITIATED AND THE FLIGHT DIVERTED TO ST. LOUIS, MO. A 4 FT WIDE BY 100 FT LONG TRACK WAS FOUND IN THE SNOW 16 FT OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF RWY. WEATHER AT THE TIME WAS DOWN TO APPROACH MINIMUMS.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be:DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be:VISUAL/AURAL PERCEPTION..PILOT IN COMMAND
WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING
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