Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
Dallas Love Field Airport

Dallas, Texas 75209
Thursday, January 27, 2000 10:15 CST

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
Freezing rain, mist, and ice pellets were forecast for the destination airport with temperatures 34 to 32 degrees F. During the daylight IMC descent and vectors for the approach, the airplane began to accumulate moderate clear ice, and a master warning light illumination in the cockpit indicated that the horizontal stabilizer heat had failed. The airplane was configured at 120 knots and 10 degrees flaps in accordance with the flight manual abnormal procedures checklist; however, the crew did not activate the horizontal stabilizer deice backup system. The aircraft touched down 1,500 ft down the runway, which was contaminated with slush, and did not have any braking action or antiskid for 3,000 ft on the 7,753-ft runway. Therefore, 3,253 ft of runway remained for stopping the aircraft, which was 192 feet short of the 3,445 ft required for a dry runway landing. Upon observing a down hill embankment and support poles beyond the runway, the captain forced the airplane to depart the right side of the runway to avoid the poles. After the airplane started down the embankment, the nose landing gear collapsed, and the airplane came to a stop.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
The diminished effectiveness of the anti-skid brake system due to the slush contaminated runway. Factors were the freezing rain encountered during the approach, coupled with a failure of the horizontal stabilizer heat.
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date1/27/2000 
Event Day of the WeekThursday 
Time of Event1015 
Event Time ZoneCentral Standard Time 
Event CityDALLAS  
Event StateTEXAS 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site75209  
Event Date Year2000 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude-- 
Event Location Longitude-- 
Event Location AirportDALLAS LOVE FIELD AIRPORT 
Event Location Nearest Airport IDDAL  
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOn Airport 
Distance from airport in statute miles-- 
Degrees magnetic from airport-- 
Airport Elevation476 
Weather Briefing CompletenessFull 
Investigator's weather sourcePilot 
Time of the weather observation0  
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)
Weather Observation Facility ID  
Elevation of weather observation facility
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)
Time Zone of the weather observation  
Lighting ConditionsDay 
Lowest Ceiling Height600 
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsUnknown 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingBroken 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)
Visibility (Statute Miles) 0.75 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)
Variable Wind IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Speed (knots)
Wind Velocity Indicator Calm 
Wind Gust IndicatorNot Gusting 
Wind Gust (knots)
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 30 
Density Altitude (feet)-- 
Intensity of PrecipitationModerate 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjuryNone 
On Ground, Fatal Injuries
On Ground, Minor Injuries
On Ground, Serious Injuries
Injury Total Fatal-- 
Injury Total Minor-- 
Injury Total None
Injury Total Serious-- 
Injury Total All-- 
Investigating AgencyNTSB 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)533 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification DateFeb 22 2000 12:00AM 
NTSB Notification Time900 
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket informationIMAGE 
Date of most recent change to recordApr 27 2001 4:05AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Basic weather conditionsInstrument Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN900WJ 
NTSB NumberFTW00LA084  
Missing Aircraft Indicator
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedIFR 
Flight plan Was Activated?-- 
DamageSubstantial 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameMitsubishi  
Aircraft ModelMU-300  
Aircraft Series IdentifierMU-300  
Aircraft Serial NumberA028SA  
Certified Max Gross Weight15500 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration ClassU.S. Registered/U.S. Soil 
Aircraft is a homebuilt?No 
Flight Crew Seats-- 
Cabin Crew Seats-- 
Passenger Seats-- 
Total number of seats on the aircraft10 
Number of Engines
Fixed gear or retractable gearRetractable 
Aircraft, Type of Last Inspection100 Hour 
Date of Last InspectionDec 29 1999 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection12 
Airframe Hours5266 
ELT InstalledUnknown 
ELT ActivatedUnknown 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteUnknown 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameMATRIX AVIATION  
Aircraft Owner Street Address1380 LAWRENCE STREET STE 141O  
Aircraft Owner CityDENVER  
Aircraft Owner StateCO 
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode80204  
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator Name  
Operator Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Street Address  
Operator City  
Operator State  
Operator Country  
Operator Zip code  
Operator Code  
Owner has at least one certificateNone 
Other Operator of large aircraft?No 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 OperationUnknown 
Operator Certificate Number-- 
Indicates whether an air carrier operation was scheduled or not-- 
Indicates Domestic or International Flight-- 
Operator carrying Pax/Cargo/Mail-- 
Type of Flying (Per_Bus / Primary)Business 
Second Pilot on BoardYes 
Departure Point Same as EventNo 
Departure Airport CodeAUS  
Departure CityAUSTIN  
Departure StateTX 
Departure Country  
Departure Time945 
Departure Time ZoneCST 
Destination Same as Local Fltcrash at destination city 
Destination Airport CodeDAL  
Destination City  
Destination State  
Destination Country  
Specific Phase of Flight-- 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordApr 27 2001 4:05AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location31R 
Runway Length7753 
Runway Width150 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--