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Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:dimanche 15 novembre 1987
Heure:14:15
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC91 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-9-14
Compagnie:Continental Air Lines
Immatriculation: N626TX
Numéro de série: 45726/36
Année de Fabrication: 1966
Heures de vol:52424
Cycles:54759
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7B
Equipage:victimes: 3 / à bord: 5
Passagers:victimes: 25 / à bord: 77
Total:victimes: 28 / à bord: 82
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
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:Boise Air Terminal, ID (BOI/KBOI), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de vol:CO1713
Détails:
Continental Air Lines Flight 1713, a Douglas Dc-9-14, crashed on takeoff from Denver-Stapleton International Airport, Colorado, USA.
The aircraft was cleared for a takeoff from runway 35L, 27 minutes after having been de-iced. On takeoff, the DC-9 over rotated. The aircraft sank back and the left wing struck the ground, causing it to separate from the fuselage. The left side of the cockpit and forward fuselage struck the ground next and the aircraft continued to skid inverted.
Of the 82 occupants, 28 lost their lives.

Both pilots were relatively inexperienced in DC-9 operations. The captain had 166 hours on type, of which 33 as captain; and the first officer just had 36 hours on type.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The captain's failure to have the airplane de-iced a second time after delay before take-off that led to upper wing surface contamination and a loss of control during rapid take-off rotation by the first officer.
Contributing was the absence of regulatory or management controls governing operations by newly qualified flight crew members and the confusion that existed between the flight crew and air traffic controllers that led to the delay in departure."

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Accident number: NTSB/AAR-88-09
Download report: Final report

Sources:
» AOPA Pilot Jan. 1989, p. 88-89
» ICAO Adrep 6/89 (#31)
» NTSB/AAR-88/09


Opérations de secours

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accident date: 15-11-1987
type: Douglas DC-9-14
registration: N626TX
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accident date: 15-11-1987
type: Douglas DC-9-14
registration: N626TX
 

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 Boise Air Terminal, ID est de 1024 km (640 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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