FedEx ATR 42 Veers Off Runway (Video)

A FedEx/Empire Airlines ATR-42-320 (N902FX), during landing at Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport (LBB), Texas, veered off the runway, crashed and caught fire. Luckily both crew members walked away from the plane.

According to Aviation Safety Network the weather was poor with an overcast at 500 feet, freezing drizzle and mist.
The flight positioned for an approach and landing on runway 17R. Initial press reports indicate that the airplane came down some 1000 feet short of the runway. The right wing caught fire.
Weather about the time of the accident (10:37 UTC) was reported as:
03:53 CST: wind at 10 degrees, 14 kts, visibility 3 miles in mist and freezing drizzle, ceiling 500 feet overcast, temperature -7.8°C, dewpoint -9.4°C
04:53 CST: wind at 20 degrees, 11 kts gusting to 18 kts, visibility 2 miles in mist and freezing drizzle, ceiling 500 feet overcast, temperature -7.8°C, dewpoint -9.4°C

Full Aviation Safety Report at: http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20090127-0

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