NTSB Identification: NYC82IA170
Scheduled 14 CFR Part 121: Air Carrier operation of TRANS WORLD AIRLINES
Incident occurred Wednesday, July 28, 1982 in FLUSHING, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/28/1983
Aircraft: BOEING 727-231, registration: N64323
Injuries: 129 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.

TWA FLT 524, A BOEING 727-231, WAS EXECUTING AN ILS RWY 22 APCH TO LAGUARDIA AIRPORT WHEN IT ENCOUNTERED LOW LEVEL WINDSHEAR ON FINAL APCH. THE APCH WAS CONDUCTED IN IMC. THE CREW REPORTED THAT THEY BROKE OUT AND OBSERVED THE RWY CENTERLINE LIGHTS AT 100FT ABOVE DECISION HEIGHT. THE APCH WAS STABILISHED UNTIL 50-100FT AGL WHEN THE NOSE SWUNG RAPIDLY TO THE RT TO 242DEG AND A HIGH RATE OF DESCENT DEVELOPED. THE CAPTAIN APPLIED LEFT RUDDER AND FULL POWER BUT WASUNABLE TO ARREST THE DESCENT. FLT 524 TOUCHED DOWN NR THE INTXN OF RWYS 22 AND 13, BOUNCED, RETURNED TO THE RWY SURFACE AND ROLLED OUT ON THE RWY. THE NUMBER 7 AND 8 LEADING SLATS AND THEIR ACTUATORS WERE DMGD. THE RT TIP ALSO EXHIBITED MINOR DMG. THE WIND HAD CHGD FROM 230 DEG/06 KTS WHEN FLT 524 WAS AT THE OUTER MARKER TO 330 DEG/21 KTS GUSTING TO 48KTSSHORTLY AFTER TOUCHDOWN. THE CREW MONITORED THEIR WX RADAR DRG THE APCH AND NOTED A TSTM TO THE RIGHT. AN ACFT AT THE RWY 13 RUNUP PAD REPORTED THAT HEAVY RAIN AND A GUST FRONT HIT JUST PRIOR TO TWA'S TOUCHDOWN.

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

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WEATHER CONDITION..WINDSHEAR


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..THUNDERSTORM


Contributing Factors

UPDATING OF RECORDED WEATHER INFORMATION..NOT CORRECTED..ATC PERSONNEL(DEP/APCH)


Contributing Factors

IN FLIGHT WEATHER AVOIDANCE ASSISTANCE..NOT ISSUED..ATC PERSONNEL(DEP/APCH)

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