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Last updated: 13 October 2019
Status:Final
Date:Thursday 22 June 1978
Time:07:12
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft A100 King Air
Operator:Tennessee Valley Authority
Registration: N941K
C/n / msn: B-111
First flight: 1972
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Muscle Shoals Airport, AL (MSL) (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Chattanooga Airport, TN (CHA/KCHA), United States of America
Destination airport:Muscle Shoals Airport, AL (MSL/KMSL), United States of America
Narrative:
A Beechcraft A100 King Air, N941K, sustained substantial damage in an accident near Muscle Shoals Airport, AL (MSL). Both pilots and one of the four passengers sustained serious injuries.
The airplane struck the ground short of the runway when the pilot reduced the props instead of the throttles on final approach.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - failed to obtain/maintain flying speed
pilot in command - improper operation of powerplant & powerplant controls
pilot in command - lack of familiarity with aircraft
FACTORS:
weather - fog
miscellaneous acts,conditions - crew coordination-poor

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Chattanooga Airport, TN to Muscle Shoals Airport, AL as the crow flies is 220 km (138 miles).

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