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Last updated: 14 November 2019
Datum:Donnerstag 22 Juni 1978
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic BE10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft A100 King Air
Fluggesellschaft:Tennessee Valley Authority
Kennzeichen: N941K
Werknummer: B-111
Baujahr: 1972
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 6
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Muscle Shoals Airport, AL (MSL) (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:Chattanooga Airport, TN (CHA/KCHA), USA
Flug nach:Muscle Shoals Airport, AL (MSL/KMSL), USA
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:

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
weather - fog
miscellaneous acts,conditions - crew coordination-poor



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

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.
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