Accident
Last updated: 30 September 2014
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:jeudi 31 juillet 1997
Heure:01:31
Type/Sous-type:McDonnell Douglas MD-11F
Compagnie:FedEx
Immatriculation: N611FE
Numéro de série: 48604/553
Année de Fabrication: 1993
Heures de vol:13034
Cycles:2950
Moteurs: 3 General Electric CF6-80C2D1F
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:Newark International Airport, NJ (EWR) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique) show on map
Élévation des lieux de l'accident: 5 m (16 feet) amsl
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Aéroport de départ:Anchorage International Airport, AK (ANC/PANC), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Newark International Airport, NJ (EWR/KEWR), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de vol: 14
Détails:
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."

Sources:
» 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) - United States of America
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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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposé destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Anchorage International Airport, AK et Newark International Airport, NJ est de 5368 km (3355 miles).

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