AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT REPORT - SPECTRUM AIR, INC., SABRE MARK 5, N275X, SACRAMENTO EXECUTIVE AIRPORT, SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA, SEPTEMBER 24, 1972

The report describes an aircraft crash during a rejected takeoff in which the aircraft collided with several automobiles and came to rest in an ice cream parlor across the street from the airport. Twenty-two persons on the ground were killed and 28 others, including the pilot, were injured. The aircraft was destroyed. The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the overrotation of the aircraft and subsequent derogation of the performance capability. The overrotation was the result of inadequate pilot proficiency in the aircraft and misleading visual cues. (Author Modified Abstract)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Aircraft Safety Recommendations A-72-219 through A-72-223 are included.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Transportation Safety Board

    Office of Aviation Safety
    Washington, DC  USA  20594
  • Publication Date: 1973-3-28

Media Info

  • Pagination: 38 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00046297
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB-AAR-73-6, File-3-1191
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1973 12:00AM