NTSB Identification: IAD74II024
14 CFR Part 121 Scheduled operation of NATIONAL AIRLINES INC
Aircraft: BOEING 727, registration: N7435

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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4-0024   73/11/7   WASHINGTON,DC       BOEING 727          CR-  0  0  7  SCHED DOM PASSG SRV       AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 2123                    N7435               PX-  0  0108                            UNK/NR, UNK/NR TOTAL
                                       DAMAGE-MINOR        OT-  0  0  0                            HOURS, UNK/NR IN TYPE,
                                                                                                   INSTRUMENT RATED.
        CLASSIFIED AS INCIDENT
        NAME OF AIRPORT - WASHINGTON NATL
        OPERATOR - NATIONAL AIRLINES,INC
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION         LAST ENROUTE STOP
          JAMAICA,NY                  NORFOLK,VA                   WASHINGTON,DC
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           HARD LANDING                                             LANDING: LEVEL OFF/TOUCHDOWN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED DISTANCE,SPEED,AND ALTITUDE
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER LEVEL OFF
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO INITIATE GO-AROUND
        FACTOR(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO FOLLOW APPROVED PROCEDURES,DIRECTIVES,ETC.
           PERSONNEL - DISPATCHING (AIR CARRIER ONLY): DISPATCHED FLIGHT OVERWEIGHT/IMPROPER CENTER OF GRAVITY
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - POORLY PLANNED APPROACH
        REMARKS- EXCESSIVE RATE DESCENT ON FINAL APCH. AFT SECTION STRUCK RWY.OVER LDG GROSS WT ABT 6100 LBS.

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