Date: June 08, 1992
Time: 08:52
Location: Anniston, Alabama
Operator: GP Express Airlines
Flight #: 861
Route: Atlanta - Anniston, AR
AC Type: Beechcraft C99
Registration: N118GP
cn / ln: U-185
Aboard: 6   (passengers:4  crew:2)
Fatalities: 3   (passengers:2  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft crashed during an attempted landing at Anniston Municipal Airport after intercepting the back course localizer signal for an ILS approach. Failure of the flight crew to use approved instrument flight procedures which resulted in a loss of situational awareness and terrain clearance. Failure of management of GP Express to provide adequate training and operational support for the startup of the southern operation. Failure to provide approach charts for each pilot and to establish stabilized approach criteria. Inadequate crew coordination and a role reversal on the part of the captain and first officer.

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