Date: February 28, 1984
Time: 1616
Location: JFK Airport, New York, New York
Operator: Scandinavian Airlines (SAS)
Flight #: 901
Route: Oslo, Norway, New York, NY
AC Type: McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30
Registration: LN-RKB
cn / ln: 46871
Aboard: 177   (passengers:163  crew:14)
Fatalities: 0   (passengers:0  crew:0)
Ground: 0
Summary: While attempting to land at JFK, New York, the aircraft touched down 4,700 feet beyond the threshold, slid off end of runway and came to rest in a tidal waterway. The crew's disregard for prescribed procedures for monitoring and controlling of airspeed during the final stages of the approach and decision to continue the landing rather than to execute a missed approach. Overreliance on the autothrottle speed control system which had a history of recent malfunctions.

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