- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: August 02, 1979
Time: ?
Location: Canton, Ohio
Operator: Private
Flight #: ?
Route: ?
AC Type: Cessna 501 Citation
Registration: N15NY
cn / ln: 0110
Aboard: 3   (passengers:2  crew:1)
Fatalities: 1   (passengers:0  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft crashed 1,000 feet short of the runway during a landing attempt at Akron-Canton airfield. Baseball player Thurman Munson, 32, who was piloting the aircraft, was killed. Munson who was practicing takeoffs and landings, allowed the plane to get too low and then slowed the aircraft to 10 knots below safe landing speed.
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