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Last updated: 21 October 2017
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:jeudi 5 septembre 1996
Heure:05:54
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10CF
Compagnie:FedEx
Immatriculation: N68055
Numéro de série: 47809/191
Année de Fabrication: 1975
Heures de vol:38271
Cycles:17818
Moteurs: 3 General Electric CF6-6D
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 5
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Newburgh-Stewart Airport, NY (SWF) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Élévation des lieux de l'accident: 150 m (492 feet) amsl
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Aéroport de départ:Memphis International Airport, TN (MEM/KMEM), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Boston-Logan International Airport, MA (BOS/KBOS), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de vol:1406
Détails:
En route from Memphis to Boston, flying at FL330, the warnings indicated smoke on cargo areas 7, 8, and 9 on the upper deck. A rapid emergency descent was carried with full speed brakes and at maximum speed during the descent, no. 6 and no.10 smoke warning lights also illuminated.
An emergency landing was carried out 20 mins. later at Newburgh runway 27.
The aircraft was taxied onto a taxiway and evacuated immediately. The captain had some trouble opening the side window, because the aircraft was still pressurized. Visibility suddenly went to near zero as the cockpit filled with smoke. The cockpit crew exited the aircraft using a rope. The jump seat crew exited via the right emergency slide.
Firefighters were not able to reach the source of the smoke due to the cargo arrangement. But 40 minutes after landing, the fire increased and burned through the fuselage. The aft fuselage structure was weakened by the fire, causing the tail section to separate. About 4 hours after landing, the fire was extinguished.
The DC-10, named 'Chandra Renee' had accumulated 38271 hours and 17818 cycles.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "An in-flight cargo fire of undetermined origin."

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 11 months
Accident number: NTSB/AAR-98-03
Download report: Final report

Sources:
» Business & Commercial Aviation Sept. 1997 (140-146)
» ICAO Adrep Summary 4/97 (#26)
» After Smoke Detected in Cargo Compartment Crew Lands DC-10, Then Fire Destroys Aircraft


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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Memphis International Airport, TN et Boston-Logan International Airport, MA est de 1819 km (1137 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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