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Last updated: 17 September 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mardi 16 novembre 1976
Heure:17:30 MST
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC91 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-14
Compagnie:Texas International Airlines
Immatriculation: N9104
Numéro de série: 47081/155
Année de Fabrication: 1967
Heures de vol:24333
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7A
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 5
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 81
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 86
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Denver-Stapleton International Airport, CO (DEN) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: Au décollage (TOF)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Denver-Stapleton International Airport, CO (DEN/KDEN), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Houston-Intercontinental Airport, TX (IAH/KIAH), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de vol: 987
Détails:
Texas International Flight 987, a McDonnell Douglas DC-9-14, crashed after rejecting a takeoff from runway 8R at Denver-Stapleton
International Airport, Colorado. The takeoff was rejected when the stall warning stickshaker activated after the aircraft had rotated
for takeoff. When the pilot was unable to stop the aircraft within the confines of the runway, it overran the runway, traversed drainage ditches, struck approach light stanchions, and stopped.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "A malfunction of the stall warning system, for undetermined reasons, which resulted in a false stall warning and an unsuccessful attempt to reject the take-off after the aircraft had accelerated beyond refusal and rotation speed.
The decision to reject the take-off although not consistent with standard operating procedures and training, was reasonable in this instant case, based upon the unusual circumstances in which the crew found themselves, the minimal time available for decision, and the crew's judgment concerning a potentially catastrophic situation."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 years
Accident number: NTSB/AAR-77-10
Download report: Final report

Sources:
» NTSB Safety Recommendations A-77-16
» NTSB/SIR-90/02 (4)
» NTSB-AAR-77-10


Opérations de secours

NTSB issued 6 Safety Recommendations

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Photos

photo of DC-9-14-N9104
accident date: 16-11-1976
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-9-14
registration: N9104
 

Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Denver-Stapleton International Airport, CO et Houston-Intercontinental Airport, TX est de 1383 km (864 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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