NTSB Identification: FTW82IA062
Scheduled 14 CFR Part 121: Air Carrier operation of MEXICANA AIRLINES
Incident occurred Friday, February 19, 1982 in HARLINGEN, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/19/1983
Aircraft: BOEING B-727-200, registration: XAMEJ
Injuries: 83 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 FAA CONTROL TOWER OPERATOR STATED THAT THE AIRCRAFT LANDED LONG AND FAST DURING A HEAVY THUNDERSTORM. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN ABOUT MIDWAY DOWN RUNWAY 17R WHICH IS 8300' LONG. EVIDENCE ALSO INDICATED THAT THE AIRCRAFT HYDROPLANED THE LAST 2000' OF THE RUNWAY BEFORE RUNNING 300' OFF THE END. A READOUT OF THE FDR INDICATED THAT THE AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN AT 154 KNOTS IAS (24 KNOTS FASTER THAN TARGETED) WITH AN 8 KNOT TAILWIND.

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

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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