Crash-aerien 14 NOV 1970 d'un McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31 N97S - Huntington, WV
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Statuts:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:samedi 14 novembre 1970
Heure:19:36
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31
Compagnie:Southern Airways
Immatriculation: N97S
Numéro de série: 47245/510
Année de Fabrication: 1969
Heures de vol:3667
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7
Equipage:victimes: 4 / à bord: 4
Passagers:victimes: 71 / à bord: 71
Total:victimes: 75 / à bord: 75
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:1,6 km (1 milles) W of Huntington, WV (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Charter National
Aéroport de départ:Kinston-Stallings Field, NC (ISO/KISO), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Huntington-Tri-State Airport, WV (HTS/KHTS), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de vol: 932
Détails:
Southern Airlines Flight 932 departed Kinston, North Carolina, USA at 18:38 to return members of the Marshall University football team, coaching staff and other passengers to Huntington, West Virginia. After an uneventful flight, the crew contacted Huntington Approach Control at 19:23. The controller later cleared them for a runway 11 localizer approach. At 19:34 the flight passed the Outer Marker and they were cleared to land. In weather conditions of mist and light rain with low clouds (scattered clouds at 300 feet, broken overcast at 500 feet solid overcast at 1000 feet), the aircraft descended below MDA (1240 ft msl) while the flight crew still not had the runway environment in sight.
The aircraft then and struck trees on a hill at an elevation of 922 ft msl, approximately 1 mile short of the runway. The aircraft then crashed and caught fire.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The descent below Minimum Descent Altitude during a non precision approach under adverse weather conditions, without visual contact with the runway environment. The Board has been unable to determine the reason for this descent, although the two most likely explanations are: a) improper use of cockpit instrument data; or b) an altimetry system error."

Accident investigation:

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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 5 months
Accident number: NTSB/AAR-72-11
Download report: Final report

Sources:
» NTSB-AAR-72-11


Opérations de secours

NTSB issued 3 Safety Recommendations

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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Kinston-Stallings Field, NC et Huntington-Tri-State Airport, WV est de 551 km (344 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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