This article dissects a December 1994 accident at Raleigh-Durham, N.C., in which the pilot of an American Eagle Jetstream turned a false warning into a full-blown emergency by assuming an engine had flamed out without verifying or following through. Both pilots and 13 passengers were killed in the ensuing crash, and 5 passengers were seriously injured.
By Mark Lacagnina
, This article first appeared in the May 1996 issue of AVIATION SAFETY and appears here by permission of Belvoir Publications. | December 16, 1996