BOARD MEETING ANIMATIONS
October 27, 2009
Aircraft Accident Report - Crash During Approach to Landing of Maryland State Police Aerospatiale SA365N1, N92MD, District Heights, Maryland, September 27, 2008

 


BOARD MEETING ANIMATIONS
October 27, 2009
Aircraft Accident Report - Crash During Approach to Landing of Maryland State Police Aerospatiale SA365N1, N92MD, District Heights, Maryland, September 27, 2008

Flight Path
Maryland State Police
Trooper 2

District Heights, Maryland
September 27, 2008
MIA08MA203

This animation is available in Flash format. An alternate Windows Media Player version is also available.

ANIMATION

Animation Description/Disclaimer

This animation depicts the flight path of the Aerospatiale SA365N1 call sign, Trooper 2 on September 27, 2008. The animation begins at 23:56:40 and ends at 23:58:03 EDT. On the left portion of the screen, flight path information based on radar and ADS-B data is displayed as a yellow line on an illustrated map of the area. The darker yellow portion represents the flight path before 23:56:40, and the bright yellow portion represents the flight path during the 2 minute 30 second animation. Selected comments from the air traffic control recorder transcript are displayed in the upper right portion of the screen. Trooper 2’s ground speed, altitude, and the local time are displayed in the center right portion of the screen. On the lower right portion of the screen is a grid with the altitude on the left side and the distance from the runway 19R threshold on the bottom. The glide slope is shown in white, and the flight path is shown in yellow. The glide slope, distance from the runway threshold, and altitude are not to scale. Weather and visibility conditions at the time of the accident are not depicted. This animation contains audio.

Voice Over Script:

  1. Trooper 2 informs Andrews Tower, “I’m not picking up the glide slope.”
  2. The controller replies, “It’s showing green on the panel.”
  3. Trooper 2 then requests an a-s-r approach.
  4. The controller states that she is not current and cannot provide the service.
  5. Trooper 2’s initial descent follows the glide slope.
  6. Upon reaching an altitude of about 1,450 feet on the glide slope, Trooper 2’s descent increased from 500 feet per minute to greater than 2,000 feet per minute.
  7. The last radar contact with Trooper 2 was at 2357:50, over Walker Mill Regional Park.

Selected ATC comments: