Date: December 28th, 1970
Type: Boeing 727-2A7
Registration: N8790R
Operator: Trans Caribbean Airways
Where: St. Thomas APT (USA)
Report No.: Not Available
Report Date: -
Pages: -

This is not an accident investigation report.

The aircraft bounced twice on landing and touched down a third time at 2700ft past the runway 9 (4650ft long) threshold. The right wing struck the ground, and the aircraft ran off the side of the runway, passed through a fence, crossed a highway and came to a halt against a hillside. The weather was: clear, visibility >30mls; wind 100/10kts. PROBABLE CAUSE: Captain's use of improper techniques in recovering from a high bounce generated by a poorly executed approach and touchdown.