DCA95MA006
DCA95MA006

The crew of American Eagle Flight 3379 was completing the return leg of a scheduled out-and-back trip sequence between Raleigh Durham, North Carolina and Greensboro, North Carolina. The flight was cleared for runway 5 left ILS approach. The crew switched radio frequencies to Raleigh Durham tower, and the local air traffic controller cleared the flight to land at 1832:20 eastern standard time. The aircraft crashed approximately four miles southwest of the runway threshold in a wooded area. The pilot, co-pilot and thirteen passengers were fatally injured, while the other five passengers were seriously injured. A post crash fire was extinguished by the Morrisville Fire Department and other agencies in Wake County. The weather report from Raleigh Durham weather facility at the time of the accident reported the ceiling at 500 feet overcast, 2 miles visibility in light rain and fog, wind 010 degrees at 8 knots, temperature 38 degrees (F), dew point 36 degrees (F), and altimeter 30.31 inches.

ADDITIONAL PARTIES INCLUDE: capt Joe Oyler, Allied Pilots Assoc, 2214 Paddock Way, Grand Prairie, TX, 75050; Gary Parham, NATCA, 108 Quail Run Circle, Stockbridge, GA 30281; Tom Knopp, McCauley Propeller, 3535 McCauley Drive, Vandalia, OH 45377

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