Unfallbericht:A DC-10-30, operated by World Airways as flight 8535, experienced a hard landing failing the left nose tire upon landing on runway 10 at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). The flight crew executed a go-around and landed on runway 33L. The flight was a contract Defense Department Air Mobility Command flight from Leipzig (LEJ), Germany. There were 168 passengers and 12 crew members on board, 4 occupants were taken to a local hospital, and the first officer experienced a serious injury. The airplane had substantial damage to the nose gear, electronics and equipment bay, and forward pressure bulkhead. Weather was reported as visual conditions with light winds.
|Datum:||06 MAI 2009|
|Flugzeugtyp:||McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30ER|
|Baujahr:|| 1979-07-02 (29 years 11 months)|
|Triebwerk:|| 3 General Electric CF6-50C2|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 12|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 168|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 180 |
|Sachschaden:|| schwer beschädigt|
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) (USA)
|Flugphase:|| Landung (LDG)|
|Betriebsart:||Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug|
|Flug von:||Leipzig Airport (LEJ/EDDP), Deutschland|
|Flug nach:||Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI/KBWI), USA|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The captain’s inappropriate control inputs following a firm landing, resulting in two hard nose-gear impacts before executing a go-around.
Contributing to the inappropriate control inputs was the captain’s fatigue and physical discomfort; and a possible lack of practical consolidation of skills and experience due to a protracted and fragmented training period."
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Distance from Leipzig Airport to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport as the crow flies is 6600 km (4125 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.