Hull-loss
Last updated: 23 April 2014
Status:Definitief
Datum:zondag 10 augustus 1986
Tijd:07:15 CDT
Type:McDonnell Douglas DC-10-40
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:American Trans Air
Registratie: N184AT
Constructienummer: 46751/36
Bouwjaar: 1973
Aantal vlieguren:29155
Motoren: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT9D-20
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD) (   Verenigde Staten) show on map
Fase: Geparkeerd (STD)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer: 131
Beschrijving:
The DC-10 was unloaded following a charter flight. Company maintenance personnel had placed damaged passenger seatbacks (incorporating solid-state chemical oxygen generators) in the forward cargo hold with seat covers and oil. A company mechanic examined the seatbacks to find a serviceable unit. He encountered a loose oxygen generator, which he handled improperly by its oxygen hose. The generator went off by accident, generating a 430deg C heat. Seat covers ignited and the fire eventually burned through the cabin floor. The cabin was soon engulfed in flames.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "
Oxygen system .. information insufficient .. company maintenance personnel
CONTRIBUTING FACTORS
Supervision .. improper .. company/operator management
Lack of familiarity with aircraft .. company/operator management
Tie down .. improper .. company/operator management
Oxygen system .. not understood .. company maintenance personnel
Lack of familiarity with aircraft .. company maintenance personnel"

Bronnen:
» Aviation Letter 238
» ICAO Adrep Summary 5/88 (#52)
» NTSB/AAR-87/03/SUM

Official accident investigation report
investigating agency: National Transport Safety Bureau (NTSB) - USA
report status: Final
report number: NTSB/AAR-87-03-SUM
download report: NTSB/AAR-87-03-SUM
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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 Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL bedraagt 2784 km (1740 miles).

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