Collision With Trees on Final Approach Federal Express Flight 1478 Boeing 727-232, N497FE, Tallahassee, Florida
Airport accident rept.
NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD WASHINGTON DC
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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.
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