Date: September 20, 1989
Time: 23:21
Location: La Guardia Airport, New York, New York
Operator: USAir
Flight #: 5050
Route: New York City - Charlotte, NC
AC Type: Boeing B-737-401
Registration: N416US
cn / ln: 23884/1643
Aboard: 63   (passengers:57  crew:6)
Fatalities: 2   (passengers:2  crew:0)
Ground: 0
Summary: During an aborted takeoff, the aircraft overran the runway, hit a wooden approach lighting pier and came to rest partially submerged in shallow water in Bowery Bay. The failure of the captain to exercise his authority in a timely manner to reject or continue the troubled takeoff which was initiated by a mistrimmed rudder.

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