Beschrijving:Stalled into the ground 870 feet short of runway 19 while practicing touch-and-go landings. The pilot failed to use the appropriate checklist and used non-standard approach procedures which resulted in an abnormal approach profile.
|Datum:||donderdag 2 augustus 1979|
Cessna 501 Citation I/SP
|Luchtvaartmaatschappij:||Thurman L. Munson|
|Motoren:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-1A|
|Bemanning:||slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1|
|Passagiers:||slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2|
|Totaal:||slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 3 |
|Gevolgen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Plaats:||Akron/Canton Regional Airport, OH (CAK) ( Verenigde Staten)
|Fase:|| Nadering (APR)|
|Vliegveld van vertrek:||Akron/Canton Regional Airport, OH (CAK/KCAK), Verenigde Staten|
|Vliegveld van aankomst:||Akron/Canton Regional Airport, OH (CAK/KCAK), Verenigde Staten|
Pilot-owner Thurman L. Munson was killed in the accident. He was an American Major League Baseball catcher, playing for the New York Yankees.
Probable Cause:PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's failure to recognize the need for, and to take action to maintain, sufficient airspeed to prevent a stall into the ground during an attempted landing. The pilot also failed to recognize the need for timely and sufficient power application to prevent the stall during an approach conducted
inadvertently without flaps extended. Contributing to the pilot's inability to recognize the problem and to take proper action was his failure to use the appropriate checklist and his nonstandard pattern procedures which resulted in an abnormal approach profile."
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.