A 727 was approaching Ketchikan, Alaska, high and fast. Despite several warnings from the copilot, the captain elected to continue the visual approach. The airplane landed long and fast on the slush-covered runway, and the captain quickly deployed the spoilers and thrust reversers and applied maximum braking. Then, when it appeared they would not be able to stop the airplane before reaching the end of the runway, the captain said, “We’re going around!” He attempted to stow the thrust reversers and shoved the thrust levers forward. It soon became apparent the engines would not come out of reverse thrust, so the captain reverted to trying to stop the airplane, but by then it was too late, and the airplane crashed into a ravine off the end of the runway, resulting in one passenger fatality. The National Transportation Safety Board determined that the airplane should have been able to stop on the runway even with the higher-than-normal landing speed if the pilot had not tried to abort the landing. Company procedures specified that an airplane is committed to a full-stop landing after the thrust reversers are deployed, and warned that attempts to rapidly stow the reversers and add power often result in failure of the reversers to stow properly.