Accident
Last updated: 1 October 2014
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Freitag 23 Dezember 1983
Zeit:14:60
Flugzeugtyp:McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30
Fluggesellschaft:Korean Air Lines - KAL
Kennzeichen: HL7339
Werknummer: 46960/237
Baujahr: 1977
Triebwerk: 3 General Electric CF6-50C
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Anchorage International Airport, AK (ANC) (   USA) show on map
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Anchorage International Airport, AK (ANC/PANC), USA
Flug nach:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), USA
Flugnummer: 084
Unfallbericht:
While taxiing out in fog, the KAL crew became disoriented and ended up on the wrong runway. During the takeoff run, the aircraft collided head-on with South Central Air Flight 59, a Piper PA-31 which was taking off from runway 06L-24R for a flight to Kenai. The 9 occupants of N35206 were injured. The DC-10 overran the runway by 1434 feet and came to rest 40 feet right of the extended centreline.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The failure of the pilot of Korean Air Lines Flight 084 to follow accepted procedures during taxi, which caused him to become disoriented while selecting the runway; the failure of the pilot to use the compass to confirm his position; and the decision of the pilot to take off when he was unsure that the aircraft was positioned on the correct runway. Contributing to the accident was the fog, which reduced visibility to a point that the pilot could not ascertain his position visually and the control tower personnel could not assist the pilot. Also contributing to the accident was a lack of legible taxiway and runway signs at several intersections passed by Flight 084 while it was taxiing."

Informationsquelle:
» Location of Commercial Aircraft Accidents/Incidents Relative to Runways / FAA, Office of Safety Oversight (DOT/FAA/AOV 90-1)
» NTSB

Official accident investigation report
investigating agency: National Transport Safety Bureau (NTSB) - United States of America
report status: Final
report number: NTSB/AAR-84-10
report released:09-AUG-1984
duration of investigation:230 days (7.7 months)
download report: Korean Air Lines, McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30, HL7339 Southcentral Air Piper PA-31-350, N35206, Anchorage, Alaska, December 23, 1983. (NTSB/AAR-84-10)
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Sicherheitsempfehlungen

NTSB issued 5 Safety Recommendations

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N1033F was sold to Korean Air as HL7339 August 1978
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Distance from Anchorage International Airport, AK to Los Angeles International Airport, CA as the crow flies is 3742 km (2339 miles).

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