NTSB Identification: IAD79IA012
14 CFR Part 121 Scheduled operation of PIEDMONT AVIATION INC
Aircraft: BOEING 727, registration: N833N

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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4-0016  78/11/17   WINSTON-SALEM,NC    BOEING 727          CR-  0  0  6  SCHED DOM PASSG SRV       AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 1801                    N833N               PX-  0  0111                            43, 12111 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-MINOR        OT-  0  0  0                            267 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        CLASSIFIED AS INCIDENT
        NAME OF AIRPORT - SMITH-REYNOLDS
        OPERATOR - PIEDMONT AVIATION,INC.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          WASHINGTON,DC               WINSTON-SALEM,NC
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           GROUND-WATER LOOP-SWERVE                                 LANDING: LEVEL OFF/TOUCHDOWN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           COPILOT - SPONTANEOUS-IMPROPER ACTION
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - NOT ALIGNED WITH RUNWAY/INTENDED LANDING AREA
           COPILOT - FAILED TO INITIATE GO-AROUND
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE SUPERVISION OF FLIGHT
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           WEATHER - FOG
        WEATHER BRIEFING - COMPANY DISPATCH
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OBSCURATION                                               100
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          1/2 MILE OR LESS                                         RAIN
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  RELATIVE BEARING OF WIND
          FOG                                                      HEAD WIND 338-022 DEGREES
        TEMPERATURE-F                                            WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES
           50                                                      350
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           6                                                       IFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR
        REMARKS- BROKE OUT AT MINS,MISALIGNED WITH RWY.T/D ON R SIDE,MISALIGNED.RAN COMPLETELY OFF R SIDE OF RWY.

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