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Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mercredi 8 février 2006
Heure:00:01
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC87 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-71F
Compagnie:United Parcel Service - UPS
Immatriculation: N748UP
Numéro de série: 45948/321
Année de Fabrication: 1967
Moteurs: 4 CFMI CFM56-2C
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 3
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Philadelphia International Airport, PA (PHL) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Élévation des lieux de l'accident: 11 m (36 feet) amsl
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Aéroport de départ:Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, GA (ATL/KATL), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Philadelphia International Airport, PA (PHL/KPHL), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de vol:1307
Détails:
UPS flight 1307, a regular night-time package flight from Atlanta (ATL) to Philadelphia (PHL), departed Atlanta at 22:42 EST. Just after receiving clearance to land at runway 27R, the DC-8 crew reported that they had a smoke warning light come on: "Cleared to land, and ah listen we just got a cargo smoke indicator come on can we have the equipment?". The Tower controller replied: "Okay, I'll do that ..the cargo smoke indicator....ah... souls on board and amount of fuel Sir?" UPS1307 reported three souls on board and two hours worth of fuel. About a minute later the controller cleared the fight to land at runway 27L, which is 1006 feet (308 m) longer than runway 27R. The crew confirms the clearance, but continues their approach to 27R. The tower controller notices this and queries: "..1307 Heavy just confirming that your are lined up to the left side and it appears you are lined up to the right." UPS1307 replies: "I am sorry I thought we were cleared for the right..uh.. are we cleared to land on the right?" The tower controller then clears them to land on 27R and informs the fire department about this. Smoke was coming from the aircraft as it landed. The crew evacuated and the fire services started fighting the fire. The blaze was reported under control by about 04:00.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was an in-flight cargo fire that initiated from an unknown source, which was most likely located within cargo container 12, 13, or 14. Contributing to the loss of the aircraft were inadequate certification test requirements for smoke and fire detection systems and the lack of an on-board fire suppression system. "

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 10 months
Accident number: NTSB AAR-07-07
Download report: Final report

Sources:
» FAA


Opérations de secours

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photo of DC-8-71F-N748UP
accident date: 08-02-2006
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-8-71F
registration: N748UP
photo of DC-8-71F-N748UP
accident date: 08-02-2006
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-8-71F
registration: N748UP
photo of DC-8-71F-N748UP
accident date: 08-02-2006
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-8-71F
registration: N748UP
photo of DC-8-71F-N748UP
accident date: 08-02-2006
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-8-71F
registration: N748UP
 

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 Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, GA et Philadelphia International Airport, PA est de 1064 km (665 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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