Accident
Last updated: 18 April 2014
Estado:Final
Fecha:lunes 17 marzo 1980
Hora:16:45
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC91 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-9-14
Operador:Texas International Airlines
Registración: N9103
Numéro de série: 45796/74
Año de Construcción: 1966
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 46
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 50
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Baton Rouge-Ryan Airport, LA (BTR) (   Estados Unidos de América) show on map
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Houston (unknown airport), TX, Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Baton Rouge-Ryan Airport, LA (BTR/KBTR), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
The DC-9 touched down in rain with a tailwind (240deg at 18kts), 2000 feet down runway 13 which is 5800 feet long. The pilot was not able to bring the airplane to a stop on the runway so it overran through a ditch. The DC-9 came to rest 350 feet past the runway end and 200 feet to the right of the extended centreline. Runway 13/31 was restricted to aircraft below 25,000lbs when wet with a zero tailwind or 10 knots crosswind. The DC-9 had a weight of 71,000lb.

PROBABLE CAUSES:
personnel - traffic control personnel: cleared aircraft to wrong runway for existing condition
pilot in command - improper in-flight decisions or planning
pilot in command - improper operation of brakes and/or flight controls
FACTORS:
weather - rain
airports/airways/facilities - airport conditions: wet runway
miscellaneous acts,conditions - downwind
miscellaneous acts,conditions - ran off end of runway

Fuentes:
» Location of Commercial Aircraft Accidents/Incidents Relative to Runways / FAA, Office of Safety Oversight (DOT/FAA/AOV 90-1)
» NTSB File nr. 1-0015
» NTSB Safety Recommendations A-80-141


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