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Last updated: 2 December 2021
Datum:Donnerstag 23 April 1992
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC85 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-55F
Fluggesellschaft:Kalitta American International Airways
Kennzeichen: N29549
Werknummer: 45803/229
Baujahr: 1965
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 6
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:Detroit-Willow Run Airport, MI (YIP) (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Flug von:Detroit-Willow Run Airport, MI (YIP/KYIP), USA
Flug nach:Detroit-Willow Run Airport, MI (YIP/KYIP), USA
The airplane landed long on a wet runway at Detroit-Willow Run Airport, MI and began to hydroplane. Brakes and thrust reversers were ineffective in stopping the airplane on the remaining runway. When the pilot-in-command attempted to turn the airplane onto a ramp at the end of the runway, the airplane departed the runway to the left. The nose gear began to sink into the soft terrain and when it came in contact with the taxiway, the nose gear collapsed.

Probable Cause:

Probable cause:
The pilot-in-command's misjudging of the touchdown point. Factors include (aircraft performance) hydroplaning condition, and the pilot-in-command's poor evaluation of weather conditions.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 3 months
Accident number: CHI92LA132
Download report: Summary report



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