Private

Private Thursday August 2, 1979
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.

Crash Details

DateThursday August 2, 1979
LocationCanton, Ohio
Passengers2
Crew1
Fatalities1
Survivors2
Aircraft TypeCessna 501 Citation
OperatorPrivate
RegistrationN15NY
Flight Origin
Flight Destination
Canton, Ohio
Private
Cessna 501 Citation
1979