USAir Flight 5050

USAir Flight 5050Wednesday September 20, 1989
During an aborted takeoff, the aircraft overran the runway, hit a wooden approach lighting pier and came to rest partially submerged in shallow water in Bowery Bay. The failure of the captain to exercise his authority in a timely manner to reject or continue the troubled takeoff which was initiated by a mistrimmed rudder.

Crash Details

DateWednesday September 20, 1989
LocationLa Guardia Airport, New York, New York
Passengers57
Crew6
Fatalities2
Survivors61
Aircraft TypeBoeing B-737-401
OperatorUSAir
RegistrationN416US
Flight OriginNew York City
Flight Destination Charlotte, NC
La Guardia Airport, New York, New York
USAir
Boeing B-737-401
1989