- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: May 21, 2000
Time: 11:28
Location: Near Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Operator: Executive Airlines
Flight #: Charter
Route: Atlantic City - Wilkes-Barre
AC Type: BAe Jetstream 3101-31
Registration: N16EJ
cn / ln: 834
Aboard: 19   (passengers:17  crew:2)
Fatalities: 19   (passengers:17  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: The plane crashed into a heavily wood area as it was making a second approach to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport. Visibility was poor in wind, low clouds and light rain. While attempting the second approach, the pilot reported both engines had quit but restarted one of them before the plane crashed. Investigation revealed indications of rotation on the left engine at the time of impact but the power level was not known. The right engine and propellers exhibited little or no rotation at the time of impact. Failure of the crew to ensure an adequate supply of fuel for the flight, which led to the stoppage of the right engine due to fuel exhaustion and the intermittent stoppage of the left engine. Failure of the crew to monitor the plane's fuel state and the flightcrews failure to maintain directional control after the initial stoppage.
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