Accident
Last updated: 2 August 2014
Status:Definitief
Datum:woensdag 31 oktober 1979
Tijd:05:42
Type:McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Western Air Lines
Registratie: N903WA
Constructienummer: 46929/107
Bouwjaar: 1973
Aantal vlieguren:24614
Aantal vluchten:7345
Motoren: 3 General Electric CF6-6K
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 9 / inzittenden: 11
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 63 / inzittenden: 77
Totaal:slachtoffers: 72 / inzittenden: 88
Slachtoffers op de grond:slachtoffers: 1
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Mexico City-Juarez International Airport (MEX) (   Mexico) show on map
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX/MMMX), Mexico
Vluchtnummer:2605
Beschrijving:
Flight 2605 departed Los Angeles at 01:40 for a flight to Mexico City. Because of refurbishing work on runway 23L, the flight was cleared for a runway 23R approach. Descend through a fog bank was continued below the 600 feet minimum for instrument approaches. The aircraft touched down with the left main gear in the grass left of 23L and with the right main gear on the runway shoulder. Go-around power was added and the nose lifted 10-11deg. The right main gear then collided with a truck located on the runway. The gear leg separated and struck the right tailplane and elevator, causing substantial damage. The aircraft banked to the right until it struck the left wing struck the cab of an excavator, 1500m from the runway threshold, continued and crashed into a building and caught fire.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Non-compliance with the meteorological minima for the approach procedure, as cleared; failure to comply with the aircraft's operating procedures during the approach phase, and landing on a runway closed to traffic."

Bronnen:
» ICAO Circular 173-AN/109
» NTSB Safety Recommendations A-80-59/60


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Los Angeles International Airport, CA en Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport bedraagt 2484 km (1552 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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