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Last updated: 30 November 2020
Fecha:jueves 22 junio 1978
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic BE10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft A100 King Air
Operador:Tennessee Valley Authority
Registración: N941K
Numéro de série: B-111
Año de Construcción: 1972
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 4
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 6
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Muscle Shoals Airport, AL (MSL) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Chattanooga Airport, TN (CHA/KCHA), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Muscle Shoals Airport, AL (MSL/KMSL), Estados Unidos de América
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).

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