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Last updated: 6 December 2021
Estado:Final
Fecha:martes 27 abril 1993
Hora:17:28
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic MD82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82 (MD-82)
Operador:Continental Air Lines
Registración: N72822
Numéro de série: 49482/1309
Año de Construcción: 1986
Horas Totales de la Célula:21572
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-217
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 115
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 121
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:Denver-Stapleton International Airport, CO (DEN) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Denver-Stapleton International Airport, CO (DEN/KDEN), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:CO588
Descripción:
A McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82, N72822, operating as Continental Airlines Flight 588, had the right main landing gear collapse during landing roll at Denver-Stapleton International Airport, Colorado. There were two minor injuries reported from the emergency evacuation, and the aircraft sustained substantial damage.
According to the flight deck crew, the takeoff, en route, and approach were normal. Upon touch down on runway 26R, a severe vibration occurred and the right main gear collapsed at 117 knots. The aircraft remained on the runway and skidded to a stop.

Probable Cause:

A vibration in the right main landing gear, for undetermined reasons, which resulted in collapse of the right main gear. A factor was failure of the pilot in command to ensure deployment of the ground spoilers.

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 2 months
Accident number: DEN93FA049
Download report: Summary report

Fuentes:
» NTSB


Fotos

photo of DC-9-82-N72822
accident date: 27-04-1993
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82 (MD-82)
registration: N72822
photo of DC-9-82-N72822
accident date: 27-04-1993
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82 (MD-82)
registration: N72822
photo of DC-9-82-N72822
accident date: 27-04-1993
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82 (MD-82)
registration: N72822
 

Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from San Francisco International Airport, CA to Denver-Stapleton International Airport, CO as the crow flies is 1524 km (953 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.
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