Accident
Last updated: 17 September 2014
Estado:Final
Fecha:jueves 31 julio 1997
Hora:01:31
Tipo:McDonnell Douglas MD-11F
Operador:FedEx
Registración: N611FE
Numéro de série: 48604/553
Año de Construcción: 1993
Horas Totales de la Célula:13034
Ciclos:2950
Motores: 3 General Electric CF6-80C2D1F
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 5
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Newark International Airport, NJ (EWR) (   Estados Unidos de América) show on map
Elevación del lugar del accidente: 5 m (16 feet) amsl
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:Anchorage International Airport, AK (ANC/PANC), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Newark International Airport, NJ (EWR/KEWR), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo: 14
Descripción:
The aircraft touched down 1175 feet down runway 22R at 149 knots with a 500f/min descent rate and 1,67g acceleration. The flight bounced, yawed and rolled right, and touched down again 2275 feet from the threshold, at 1,7g (lateral acceleration 0,4g to the right) and dragging the no. 3 engine 238 feet further on. The right roll, pinning the no. 3 engine to the ground, possibly continued until the right wing's spars broke. The MD-11 skidded off the right side of the runway and ended up on its back 4800 feet from the threshold and just short of Terminal B.
The aircraft, N611FE, had suffered a similar incident (bounced on landing) in Anchorage, November 4, 1994.


PROBABLE CAUSE: "The captain’s overcontrol of the airplane during the landing and his failure to execute a go-around from a destabilized flare. Contributing to the accident was the captain’s concern with touching down early to ensure adequate stopping distance."

Fuentes:
» Aviation Week & Space Technology 15.09.1997 (31-32)
» Aviation Week & Space Technology 11.08.1997 (38)

Official accident investigation report
investigating agency: National Transport Safety Bureau (NTSB) - USA
report status: Final
report number: NTSB/AAR-00-02
report released:25-JUL-2000
duration of investigation:1090 days (2 years 12 months)
download report: Crash During Landing Federal Express, Inc. McDonnell Douglas MD-11, N611FE Newark International Airport Newark, New Jersey July 31, 1997 (NTSB/AAR-00-02)
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Distance from Anchorage International Airport, AK to Newark International Airport, NJ as the crow flies is 5368 km (3355 miles).

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