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National Transportation Safety Board
Washington, DC 20594
 
   
 
Brief of Incident
 
 
Adopted 09/11/1992
 
         
CHI90IA044
File No. 5071
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12/13/1989
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Chicago, IL
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Aircraft Reg No. N8969E
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Time (Local): 22:09 CST
Make/Model:
 
McDONNEL DOUGLAS /DC-9-31
 
Fatal
Serious
Minor/None
Engine Make/Model:
 
P&W / JT8-9
Crew
0
0
5
Aircraft Damage:
 
Minor
Pass
0
0
31
Number of Engines:
 
2
 
Operating Certificate(s):
 
Flag Carrier / Domestic
 
Name of Carrier:
 
MIDWAY AIRLINES, INC
 
Type of Flight Operation:
 
Scheduled; Domestic; Passenger Only
 
Reg. Flight Conducted Under:
 
Part 121: Air Carrier
 
Last Depart. Point:
 
FT. WORTH, TX
 
Condition of Light:
:
Night/Dark
Destination:
 
Same as Accident/Incident Location
 
Weather Info Src:
 
Weather Observation Facility
Airport Proximity:
 
On Airport
 
Basic Weather:
Instrument Conditions
Airport Name:
 
MIDWAY
 
Lowest Ceiling:
 
1200 Ft. AGL, Overcast
Runway Identification:
 
4R
 
Visibility:
 
2.00 SM
Runway Length/Width (Ft):
 
6102/150
 
Wind Dir/Speed:
 
220 / 003 Kts
Runway Surface:
 
Asphalt
 
Temperature (C):
 
-7
Runway Surface Condition:
 
Snow-compacted
 
Precip/Obscuration:
 
Snow / None
Pilot in Command Age:
Flight Time (Hours):
   
       
Certificate(s ) / Ratings
Total All Aircraft:
 
10000
 
Airline Transport; Flight Instructor; Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Last 90 Days:
 
Unk/Nr
Instrument Ratings
Total Make/Model:
 
5500
 
Airplane
Total Instrument Time:
 
UnK/Nr

A SNOW STORM & SNOW REMOVAL OPERATIONS WERE IN PROGRESS. CREW REPORTED BRAKING ACTION FAIR-TO-GOOD FIRST 2/3 OF RWY BUT DETERIORATING TO NIL APPROACHING DEPARTURE END. WHILE ATTEMPTING TO TURN OFF RWY ALL BRAKING WAS LOST & AIRCRAFT SKIDDED OFF DEPARTURE END COLLIDING WITH BLAST FENCE AND LOCALIZER ANTENNA. THE LAST 1/3 OF THE RWY HAD BEEN PREVIOUSLY SANDED ABOUT 1 HOUR PRIOR TO THE INCIDENT.
Occurrence #1:
 
OVERRUN
Phase of Operation:
 
LANDING - ROLL
   
Findings
   
 
1. (F) WEATHER CONDITION - SNOW
2. (C) AIRPORT FACILITIES, RUNWAY / LANDING AREA CONDITION - SNOW COVERED
3. (C) AIRPORT SNOW REMOVAL - INADEQUATE - AIRPORT PERSONNEL
   
Occurrence #2:
 
ON GROUND / WATER COLLISION WITH OBJECT
Phase of Operation:
 
LANDING - ROLL
   
Findings
   
 
4. OBJECT - AIRPORT FACILITY
   
Findings Legend: (C) = Cause, (F) = Factor
The National Transportation Safety board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident as follows:
INADEQUATE SNOW REMOVAL BY AIRPORT PERSONNEL.

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