NTSB Identification: MKC82IA143
Scheduled 14 CFR Part 121: Air Carrier
Incident occurred Thursday, August 12, 1982 in NORTH PLATTE, NE
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/12/1983
Aircraft: BOEING 737-291, registration: N7345F
Injuries: 33 Minor.

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 PILOT STATED THAT THE FIRST OFFICER WAS HAND FLYING THE AIRCRAFT ON THE IFR APPROACH. BOTH FLIGHT CREW MEMBERS SAW THE APPROACH AND RUNWAY LIGHTS AND CONFIRMED THE CLOUD CEILING WAS 300 FT AND VISIBILITY WAS 3/4 MILE. THE APPROACH WAS CONTINUED AND THE AIRCRAFT DESCENDED TO 200 FT AGL. THE AIRCRAFT WAS LEVELED MOMENTARILY BECAUSE OF LOST VISUAL CONTACT AND THE DESCENT WAS CONTINUED UNTIL THE AIRCRAFT ENTERED PATCHY FOG THAT OBSCURED THE RUNWAY. THE CREW STATED THAT THEY WERE GIVING THOUGHTS OF GOING AROUND, WHEN THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED THE GROUND ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY AND THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH RUNWAY EDGE LIGHTS, BEFORE THE AIRCRAFT WAS RETURNED TO THE RUNWAY AND STOPPED.

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:

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..OBSCURATION


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER OBSERVATION..DELAYED..ATC PERSONNEL(FSS)


Contributing Factors

PROPER ALIGNMENT..IMPROPER..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT


Contributing Factors

LEVEL OFF..IMPROPER..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT


Contributing Factors

FLARE..NOT PERFORMED..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT


Contributing Factors

GO-AROUND..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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