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Last updated: 18 September 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mercredi 6 mai 2009
Heure:ca 13:30
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30ER
Compagnie:World Airways
Immatriculation: N139WA
Numéro de série: 46583/292
Année de Fabrication: 1979-07-02 (29 years 11 months)
Heures de vol:107814
Moteurs: 3 General Electric CF6-50C2
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 12
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 168
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 180
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, MD (BWI) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Charter National
Aéroport de départ:Leipzig Airport (LEJ/EDDP), Allemagne
Aéroport de destination:Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, MD (BWI/KBWI), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de vol:8535
Détails:
A DC-10-30, operated by World Airways as flight 8535, experienced a hard landing failing the left nose tire upon landing on runway 10 at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). The flight crew executed a go-around and landed on runway 33L. The flight was a contract Defense Department Air Mobility Command flight from Leipzig (LEJ), Germany. There were 168 passengers and 12 crew members on board, 4 occupants were taken to a local hospital, and the first officer experienced a serious injury. The airplane had substantial damage to the nose gear, electronics and equipment bay, and forward pressure bulkhead. Weather was reported as visual conditions with light winds.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The captain’s inappropriate control inputs following a firm landing, resulting in two hard nose-gear impacts before executing a go-around.
Contributing to the inappropriate control inputs was the captain’s fatigue and physical discomfort; and a possible lack of practical consolidation of skills and experience due to a protracted and fragmented training period."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 5 months
Accident number: DCA09FA048
Download report: Summary report

Sources:
» NTSB
» NTSB Accident docket


Photos

photo of DC-10-30ER-N139WA
accident date: 06-05-2009
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30ER
registration: N139WA
photo of DC-10-30ER-N139WA
accident date: 06-05-2009
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30ER
registration: N139WA
 

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 Leipzig Airport et Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, MD est de 6600 km (4125 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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