Event Details

Title:Runway overrun, Eastern Air Lines, Inc., McDonnell-Douglas DC-9-31, N8967E, Akron-Canton Regional Airport, North Canton, Ohio, November 27, 1973
Micro summary:This Douglas DC-9-31 overran the runway on landing.
Event Time:1973-11-27 at 2129 EST
File Name:1973-11-27-2-US.pdf
Publishing Agency:National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
Publishing Country:USA
Report number:NTSB-AAR-74-12
Site of event:RWY 01
Latitude/Longitude:N4054'58" W08126'32"
Departure:Akron-Canton Regional Airport, North Canton, Ohio, USA
Destination:Akron-Canton Regional Airport, North Canton, Ohio, USA
Airplane Type(s):Douglas DC-9-31
Flight Phase:Landing
Operator(s):Eastern Air Lines
Type of flight:Revenue
Serious Injuries:26
Other Injuries:0
Executive Summary:An Eastern Air Lines McDonnell-Douglas DC-9-31 crashed at Akron- Canton Regional Airport, North Canton, Ohio, on November 27, 1973, at 2129 EST 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 aircraft landed about 2,200 to 2,600 feet beyond the threshold of runway 01. The weather a t the time consisted of low ceilings, light rain showers, fog, and 1 1/2-mile visibility.

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.
Learning Keywords:Operations - Braking Issues (General)
Operations - Runway Overrun
Operations - Slippery Runway, Taxiway, Apron
Operations - Unstabilized Approach
Systems - Flight Instruments
Systems - Landing Gear
Consequence - Hull Loss


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