Airplane Crash - Canton, Ohio 08/02/1979

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Canton, Ohio


Date08/02/1979
LocationCanton, Ohio
OperatorPrivate
TypeCessna 501 Citation
RegistrationN15NY
Cn/In0110
Aboard3
Fatalities1
Ground0
SummaryThe 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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