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Date:jeudi 7 avril 1994
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30F
Compagnie:FedEx
Immatriculation: N306FE
Numéro de série: 48287/409
Année de Fabrication: 1985
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 1
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 4
Dégats de l'appareil: Aucun
Lieu de l'accident:Memphis International Airport, TN (MEM) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Aéroport de départ:Memphis International Airport, TN (MEM/KMEM), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:San Jose Municipal Airport, CA (SJC/KSJC), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de vol:FX705
Détails:
A FedEx employee was due to be fired for lying on his résumé about his previous flying experience with the United States Navy. He took a jump seat on a regular flight from Memphis (MEM) to San Jose (SJC). He was intending to murder the flight crew with hammers and then to use the aircraft for a kamikaze attack on FedEx Headquarters in Memphis. He attacked just minutes after takeoff, brutally wounded the flight crew with hammers and fractured the skull of the first officer. A lengthy struggle ensued with the flight engineer and captain. The first officer managed to control the plane as the three others struggled in the cockpit.
By means of extreme aerial manoeuvres meant to keep the attacker off balance, the flight crew eventually succeeded in restraining him. The DC-10 landed safely at Memphis International Airport despite the plane's being loaded with fuel and too heavy to land under normal circumstances.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 244 days (8 months)
Accident number: ATL94LA077
Download report: Summary report


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La distance entre Memphis International Airport, TN et San Jose Municipal Airport, CA est de 2846 km (1779 miles).

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