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