WASHINGTON -- Federal investigators say the flight crew of a Scandinavian Airlines System jumbo jet involved in a Feb. 28 landing accident at New York's Kennedy airport disregarded prescribed procedures.
The National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday the DC-10 touched down too far from the beginning of the runway and the plane's final approach was too fast.
The plane carrying 163 passengers and 14 crew members sustained damages. No one was seriously injured.
The federal safety panel said the flight crew disregarded prescribed procedures for monitoring and controlling air speed during the plane's final approach to John F. Kennedy International Airport.
The board said the accident also was caused by the crew's decision to continue the landing rather than aborting and making another attempt. It said the crew relied too much on autothrottle speed control system, which had a history of recent malfunctions.
SAS flight No. 901 was en route from Stockholm, Sweden, to New York via Oslo, Norway.
The airline participated in the investigation and did not dispute the board's finding.