Narrative:The DC-9 struck trees while flying 135m too low and 80km/h too fast. The aircraft crashed 3.3 miles short of runway 36 during a VOR/DME approach.
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The flight crew's lack of altitude awareness at critical points during the approach due to poor cockpit discipline in that the crew did not follow prescribed procedure."
Distraction in cockpit
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground
» Air Disasters / D.Gero (126-7)
Official accident investigation report
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Distance from Charleston Municipal Airport, SC to Charlotte-Douglas Airport, NC as the crow flies is 269 km (168 miles).