- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: December 26, 1989
Time: 22:30
Location: Pasco, Washington
Operator: United Express
Flight #: 2415
Route: Yakima - Pasco
AC Type: British Aerospace 3101 Jetstream 31
Registration: N410UE
cn / ln: 776
Aboard: 6   (passengers:4  crew:2)
Fatalities: 6   (passengers:4  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft was observed sinking fast while attempting to land at Pasco. The aircraft suddenly nosed over and crashed short of the runway. The crew's decision to continue an unstabilized instrument landing system approach that led to a stall, most likely of the horizontal stabilizer, and loss of control at low altitude. Contributing to the accident was the air traffic controller's improper vectors that positioned the aircraft inside the outer marker while it was still well above the glideslope. Contributing to the stall and loss of control was the accumulation of airframe ice that degraded the aerodynamic performance of the airplane.
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