AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT REPORT. EASTERN AIR LINES, INC. MCDONNELL-DOUGLAS DC-9-31, N8967E AKRON-CONTON REGIONAL AIRPORT, NORTH CANTON, OHIO, NOVEMBER 27, 1973

An Eastern Air Lines McDonnell-Douglas DC-9-31 crashed at Akron-Canton Regional Airport, North Canton, Ohio, on November 27, 1973, at 2129 e.s.t. The aircraft ran off the end of runway 01 after completing a precision approach and landing, traversed 110 feet of unpaved ground, and plunged over a 38-foot embankment. The aircraft was damaged substantially by the impact, but there was no fire. The 21 passengers and 5 crewmembers sustained various injuries. The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the accident was the captain's decision to complete the landing at an excessive airspeed and at a distance too far down a wet runway to permit the safe stopping of the aircraft. Factors which contributed to the accident were: (1) lack of airspeed awareness during the final portion of the approach, (2) an erroneous indication of the speed command indicator, and (3) hydroplaning.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Transportation Safety Board

    Office of Aviation Safety
    Washington, DC  United States  20594
  • Publication Date: 1974-11-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 54 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090121
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB-AAR-74-12, File-1-0029
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1975 12:00AM