Runway excursion Accident McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 LN-RKB,
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Date:Tuesday 28 February 1984
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30
Owner/operator:Scandinavian Airlines System - SAS
Registration: LN-RKB
MSN: 46871/219
Year of manufacture:1976
Engine model:General Electric CF6-50C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 177
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Oslo-Gardermoen Airport (GEN/ENGM)
Destination airport:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
SAS Flight 901, a DC-10 named 'Haakon Viking' departed Stockholm for a flight to New York via Oslo. The aircraft touched down 1440 m past the runway 04R threshold. The crew steered the plane to the right side off the runway to avoid approach lights. The DC-10 ended up in shallow water.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The flightcrew’s (a) disregard for prescribed procedures for monitoring and controlling of airspeed during the final stages of the approach, (b) decision to continue the landing rather than to execute a missed approach, and (c) overreliance on the autothrottle speed control system which had a history of recent malfunctions."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: NTSB/AAR-84/15
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 8 months
Download report: Final report





photo (c) NTSB; New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK); March 1984; (publicdomain)

photo (c) Howard Chaloner; New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK); 29 February 1984

photo (c) John H. Walter; New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK); 1984

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