NTSB Identification: DCA84IA029.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26405.
Scheduled 14 CFR TRADEWINDS AIRWAYS LTD
Incident occurred Saturday, June 23, 1984 in CHICAGO, IL
Aircraft: BOEING 707-323C, registration: GSAIL
Injuries: 4 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.

ABOUT 26 MIN BEFORE LANDING CREW RECEIVED SIGMET 1C ADVISING OF LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS FROM MILWAUKEE TO ST. LOUIS MOVINGSE AT 15 KTS. THEY ALSO BECAME AWARE OF A THUNDERSTORM WEST OF ARPT. AT ABOUT 20 MI NE OF ARPT THEY COULD SEE THE STORM VISUALLY & ON RADAR WEST OF ARPT. ABOUT 15 MI OUT CREW CEASED LOOKING AT RADAR DUE TO INCREASING WORKLOAD & GROUNDCLUTTER. RAIN INCREASED IN INTENSITY DURING FINAL APPROACH. ACFT LANDED, OVERRAN RWY & HIT APCH LIGHT. CREW DID NOT CONSULT LANDING FIELD LENGTH CHART IN COMPANY OPS MANUAL. CHART INDICATES A STOPPING DISTANCE OF 7,930 FT FROM INITIAL BRAKE APPLICATION FOR A 'VERY WET' RWY. ANOTHER FLT WHICH WAS ARRIVING IN THE ARPT AREA AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT RECEIVED VECTORS NORTH OF THE ARPT & HELD FOR ABOUT 10 MIN. THEY THEN FLEW '...ON THE BACK SIDE OF TH WEATHER FOR AN APPROACH TO RUNWAY 14R...' RWY 27L, 10141 FT LONG, WAS AVAILABLE.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PERFORMANCE DATA..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,LANDING CAPABILITY..EXCEEDED

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

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..APPROACH LIGHT/NAVAID


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..THUNDERSTORM


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..WET


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,HYDROPLANING CONDITION..WATER

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