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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Friday 28 October 2016
Time:17:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas MD-10-10F
Operator:FedEx Express
Registration: N370FE
C/n / msn: 46608/26
First flight: 1972
Engines: 3 General Electric CF6-6D
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL (FLL) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Memphis International Airport, TN (MEM/KMEM), United States of America
Destination airport:Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL (FLL/KFLL), United States of America
Flightnumber:FX910
Narrative:
A Federal Express McDonnell-Douglas MD-10 cargo plane, registration N370FE, suffered a collapse of the left main landing gear while landing on runway 10L at Fort Lauderdale International Airport, Florida.
Flight FX910 originated from Memphis International Airport in Tennessee with a crew of two on board. Following the landing gear collapse, the no.1 engine pylon was severed and a significant fire erupted in that area. The aircraft came to rest on the edge of the runway, 1934 meters past the runway threshold of runway 10L. An explosion occurred some 75 seconds after the airplane came to a stop, blowing a wing panel in the air. The airport fire services arrived on scene about 1 minute and 45 seconds after the plane stopped. By then the left wing was fully engulfed in flames. The fire consumed the left hand wing, outboard of the no.1 engine.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation ongoing
Accident number: DCA17MA022

Classification:

Sources:
» FedEx cargo plane burns at Fort Lauderdale airport (CNN)
» Flightaware

METAR Weather report:
12:53 UTC / 16:53 local time:
KFLL 281253Z 07013G25KT 10SM FEW028 FEW070 OVC085 26/20 A3005 RMK AO2 PK WND 06027/1200 SLP174 T02610200

13:53 UTC / 17:53 local time:
KFLL 281353Z 07015G24KT 10SM FEW035 SCT055 OVC150 26/20 A3006 RMK AO2 SLP180 T02610200

14:53 UTC / 18:53 local time:
KFLL 281453Z 06011G21KT 10SM FEW030 SCT036 SCT080 OVC150 27/20 A3007 RMK AO2 SLP181 T02670200 51012


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Distance from Memphis International Airport, TN to Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 1360 km (850 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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.
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