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Accident description
Last updated: 10 December 2017
Status:Final
Date:Tuesday 28 February 1984
Time:16:16
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30
Operator:Scandinavian Airlines System - SAS
Registration: LN-RKB
C/n / msn: 46871/219
First flight: 1976
Engines: 3 General Electric CF6-50C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 163
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 177
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Oslo-Gardermoen Airport (GEN/ENGM), Norway
Destination airport:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), United States of America
Flightnumber: 901
Narrative:
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:

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:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 261 days (9 months)
Accident number: NTSB/AAR-84/15
Download report: Final report

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» NTSB-AAR-84-15


Follow-up / safety actions

NTSB issued 2 Safety Recommendations

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Distance from Oslo-Gardermoen Airport to New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY as the crow flies is 5872 km (3670 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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