NTSB Identification: ATL83IA050
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Incident occurred Sunday, December 05, 1982 in WINSTON-SALEM, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/05/1983
Aircraft: BOEING 737-201, registration: N798N
Injuries: 5 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 FLT FROM BUFFALO WAS REPORTED AS CHOPPY & THE CHOP CONTINUED DURING THE DESCENT. WX WAS NOTED ON THE AIRBORNE RADAR SW & NW OF THE ARPT. AS THE ACFT APPROACHED THE OUTER MARKER THE CREW OBSERVED CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING NEAR THE ARPT & WERE INFROMED THAT A THUNDERSTORM WAS 2-3 MI WEST OF THE ARPT, MOVING TOWARDS THE ARPT. THE RAIN WAS LIGHT AT THE OUTER MARKER, BUT AS THEY PROCEEDED INBOUND THE INTENSITY INCREASED. THE PLT STATED HE THOUGHT THEY HAD MORE SPACE TO FLARE. HE REPORTED THAT THE LANDING WAS NOT HARD, BUT THE ACFT BOUNCED & ON THE SECOND CONTACT THE NOSE CAME DOWN TO THERWY. THE NOSE GEAR HAD COLLAPSED AFT INTO THE LOWER FUSELAGE DAMAGING THE BULKHEAD AT STATION 294.5. THE FLIGHT RECORDERREADOUT REVEALED A SUDDEN INCREASE IN AIRSPEED & SINK RATE DURING THE LAST 8 SECS PRIOR TO RWY CONTACT.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..WINDSHEAR


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE(THUNDERSTORMS)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..THUNDERSTORM


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