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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : ahn|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Light Transport, High Wing, 2 Turboprop Eng|
|Flight Phase||landing other|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 240|
flight time total : 2200
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Consequence||faa : reviewed incident with flight crew|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
The localizer approach to runway 27 is known as a tight approach. Due to the WX being at minimums with a 10 KT tailwind and downhill sloping runway, it is difficult to descend from MDA to the runway and stop on the remaining runway under the given conditions. The first officer was flying the approach and the captain was looking outside for the airport, working the radios and keeping time. The approach speed was 120 KTS at the captain's directions. The runway was called in sight by the captain. The first officer reduced power for descent and asked for 30 degrees of flaps. The captain selected the flaps at 30 degrees. The descent to landing was rapid and T/D was made on the first third of the runway, but encountered a bounce. The captain took control of the power and reduced to flight idle. The second T/D was 1/2-way down the runway, then reverse thrust and full braking was applied. As the aircraft slowed down near the end of the runway the captain steered to the left side of the runway the left tire dropped off the edge of the runway. Then a sharp right turn was made to stop the aircraft and forward thrust applied, then taxied to the ramp. The aircraft suffered no damage. However, the passenger and F/a were greatly shaken by the landing. I suggest that the runway be lengthened to accommodate larger aircraft, that the MDA be lower, and that an ILS approach be installed.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: RWY EXCURSION RESULT OF FAST APCH, WET RWY, DOWNSLOPE, 10 KT TAILWIND.
Narrative: THE LOC APCH TO RWY 27 IS KNOWN AS A TIGHT APCH. DUE TO THE WX BEING AT MINIMUMS WITH A 10 KT TAILWIND AND DOWNHILL SLOPING RWY, IT IS DIFFICULT TO DSND FROM MDA TO THE RWY AND STOP ON THE REMAINING RWY UNDER THE GIVEN CONDITIONS. THE F/O WAS FLYING THE APCH AND THE CAPT WAS LOOKING OUTSIDE FOR THE ARPT, WORKING THE RADIOS AND KEEPING TIME. THE APCH SPD WAS 120 KTS AT THE CAPT'S DIRECTIONS. THE RWY WAS CALLED IN SIGHT BY THE CAPT. THE F/O REDUCED PWR FOR DSCNT AND ASKED FOR 30 DEGS OF FLAPS. THE CAPT SELECTED THE FLAPS AT 30 DEGS. THE DSCNT TO LNDG WAS RAPID AND T/D WAS MADE ON THE FIRST THIRD OF THE RWY, BUT ENCOUNTERED A BOUNCE. THE CAPT TOOK CONTROL OF THE PWR AND REDUCED TO FLT IDLE. THE SECOND T/D WAS 1/2-WAY DOWN THE RWY, THEN REVERSE THRUST AND FULL BRAKING WAS APPLIED. AS THE ACFT SLOWED DOWN NEAR THE END OF THE RWY THE CAPT STEERED TO THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RWY THE LEFT TIRE DROPPED OFF THE EDGE OF THE RWY. THEN A SHARP RIGHT TURN WAS MADE TO STOP THE ACFT AND FORWARD THRUST APPLIED, THEN TAXIED TO THE RAMP. THE ACFT SUFFERED NO DAMAGE. HOWEVER, THE PAX AND F/A WERE GREATLY SHAKEN BY THE LNDG. I SUGGEST THAT THE RWY BE LENGTHENED TO ACCOMMODATE LARGER ACFT, THAT THE MDA BE LOWER, AND THAT AN ILS APCH BE INSTALLED.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of August 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.