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Accident
Last updated: 13 December 2017
Status:Definitief
Datum:donderdag 5 september 1996
Tijd:05:54
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10CF
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:FedEx
Registratie: N68055
Constructienummer: 47809/191
Bouwjaar: 1975
Aantal vlieguren:38271
Aantal vluchten:17818
Motoren: 3 General Electric CF6-6D
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Newburgh-Stewart Airport, NY (SWF) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Memphis International Airport, TN (MEM/KMEM), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Boston-Logan International Airport, MA (BOS/KBOS), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer:1406
Beschrijving:
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:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 11 months
Accident number: NTSB/AAR-98-03
Download report: Final report

Bronnen:
» 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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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 Memphis International Airport, TN en Boston-Logan International Airport, MA bedraagt 1819 km (1137 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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