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Accident
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Dienstag 5 Februar 1985
Zeit:23:51
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC91 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-15
Fluggesellschaft:Airborne Express
Kennzeichen: N926AX
Werknummer: 47002/105
Baujahr: 1967
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Philadelphia International Airport, PA (PHL) (   USA)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Philadelphia International Airport, PA (PHL/KPHL), USA
Flug nach:Wilmington-Clinton Field, OH (ILN/KILN), USA
Unfallbericht:
Just after lift-off, the DC-9 rolled left and both no. 1 and 2 engine compressors stalled. The takeoff was abandoned and the aircraft landed back on its tail and right wingtip some 5600 feet from the runway threshold. The aircraft skidded for 2025 feet, hitting runway signs. A thin layer of ice (0,15 inch) had accumulated on the wings.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
"wing .. ice
ice/frost removal from aircraft .. not performed .. pilot in command
stall .. Inadvertent .. Pilot in command
Contributing factors:
weather condition .. rain
weather condition .. snow
weather condition .. icing conditions
light condition .. dark night
visual/aural detection .. pilot in command.

Informationsquelle:
» Airport Operations Vol.19, No.6 (Nov/Dec 1993) / Flight Safety Foundation
» NTSB


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photo of McDonnell Douglas DC-9-15 I-TIGB
I-TIGB flew for six years for Itavia and was sold to Airborne Express as N926AX in July 1983
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Philadelphia International Airport, PA to Wilmington-Clinton Field, OH as the crow flies is 728 km (455 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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