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Accident description
Last updated: 27 November 2015
Date:Monday 11 December 1967
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 745D Viscount
Operator:United Air Lines
Registration: N7429
C/n / msn: 127
First flight: 1956
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 18
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Akron/Canton Regional Airport, OH (CAK) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI (DTW/KDTW), United States of America
Destination airport:Akron/Canton Regional Airport, OH (CAK/KCAK), United States of America
The Viscount overran the runway, coming to rest down a 20 feet embankment, 120yds from the runway end.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Pilot in command - misjudged distance and speed and failed to initiate a go around."

Runway excursion

» NTSB File 1-0070


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Distance from Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI to Akron/Canton Regional Airport, OH as the crow flies is 213 km (133 miles).

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