- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: December 13, 1994
Time: 18:34
Location: Morrisville, North Carolina
Operator: American Eagle
Flight #: 3379
Route: Greensboro - Raleigh
AC Type: British Aerospace Jetstream 3201
Registration: N918AE
cn / ln: 918
Aboard: 20   (passengers:18  crew:2)
Fatalities: 15   (passengers:13  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft crashed 4 miles SW of runway 5L while on an ILS approach. The captain associated the illumination of the left engine ignition light with an engine failure, suspected an engine flame out and decided to execute a missed approach. This eventually led to a stall and the plane crashed 4 miles SW of the runway threshold. The captain's improper assumption that an engine had failed. The captain's subsequent failure to follow approved procedures for engine failure, single-engine approach, go-around, and stall recovery. Contributing to the cause of the accident was the failure of American Eagle management to identify, document, monitor and remedy deficiencies in pilot performance and training.
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