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Hull-loss
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:Definitief
Datum:zondag 10 augustus 1986
Tijd:07:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
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)
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:

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"

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: NTSB/AAR-87-03-SUM
Download report: Final report

Bronnen:
» Aviation Letter 238
» ICAO Adrep Summary 5/88 (#52)
» 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).

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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