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Accident
Last updated: 14 December 2017
Status:Definitief
Datum:dinsdag 5 februari 1985
Tijd:23:51
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC91 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-15
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Airborne Express
Registratie: N926AX
Constructienummer: 47002/105
Bouwjaar: 1967
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Philadelphia International Airport, PA (PHL) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Philadelphia International Airport, PA (PHL/KPHL), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Wilmington-Clinton Field, OH (ILN/KILN), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
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.

Bronnen:
» 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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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 Philadelphia International Airport, PA en Wilmington-Clinton Field, OH bedraagt 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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