Date: September 20, 1989
Location: La Guardia Airport, New York, NY
Aircraft: Boeing B-737-401
Reg: N416US
Airline: USAir
Flight No: 5050
Fatalities: 63 : 2

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.