Narrative:At 16:44 PST Flight 336 took off from San Jose for a flight to Santa Ana. 48 Minutes later, the crew received a clearance for a visual approach to runway 19R. While Flight 336 approached, the controller cleared Air California Flight 931 for a runway 19R take-off. When recognising the hazard, the controller ordered Flight 336 to abort the landing and go-around and Flight 931 to abort the take-off.
|Date:||Tuesday 17 February 1981|
|C/n / msn:|| 20334/232|
|First flight:|| 1970-08-26 (10 years 6 months)|
|Total airframe hrs:||27566|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7A|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 105|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 110 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Santa Ana-John Wayne International Airport, CA (SNA) (United States of America)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||San Jose Municipal Airport, CA (SJC/KSJC), United States of America|
|Destination airport:||Santa Ana-John Wayne International Airport, CA (SNA/KSNA), United States of America|
Flight 931 rejected it's take-off, but Flight 336 landed with the gear retracted. The 737 left the runway surface at 900 feet past the threshold and skidded another 1170 feet before coming to rest 115 feet to the right of the centreline.
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The captain’s failure to immediately initiate a go-around when instructed to do so by the tower’s air traffic controller and his subsequent failure to correctly execute the specified go-around procedure which resulted in the retraction of the landing gear after the aircraft touched down on the runway."
» Flight Safety Digest July 1995(1-10)/Flight Safety Foundation
Official accident investigation report
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from San Jose Municipal Airport, CA to Santa Ana-John Wayne International Airport, CA as the crow flies is 547 km (342 miles).