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.
National Transportation Safety BoardOffice of Aviation Safety
Washington, DC United States 20594
- Publication Date: 1974-11-5
- Pagination: 54 p.
- TRT Terms: Air transportation crashes; Crash injury research; Crash investigation; Crash landing; Crashes; Injuries; Instrument landing systems; Loss and damage; Passenger aircraft; Research; Skidding
- Old TRIS Terms: Instrument landing
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Research; Safety and Human Factors;
- 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