Accession Number:

ADA426486

Title:

Collision With Trees on Final Approach Federal Express Flight 1478 Boeing 727-232, N497FE, Tallahassee, Florida

Descriptive Note:

Airport accident rept.

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-07-26

Pagination or Media Count:

126.0

Abstract:

This report explains the accident involving Federal Express flight 1478, a Boeing 727-232F, N497FE, which struck trees on short final approach and crashed short of runway 9 at the Tallahassee Regional Airport, Tallahassee, Florida. Safety issues in this report focus on flight crew performance, flight crew decision-making, pilot fatigue, and Federal Aviation Administration FAA certification of pilots with color vision deficiencies. Safety recommendations concerning these issues are addressed to the FAA.

Subject Categories:

  • Commercial and General Aviation
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE