Incident
Last updated: 24 April 2014
Estado:Final
Fecha:jueves 10 diciembre 1998
Hora:10:32
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B763 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 767-332ER
Operador:Delta Air Lines
Registración: N193DN
Numéro de série: 28450/671
Año de Construcción: 1997-08-11 (1 year 4 months)
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney PW4060
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 12
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 126
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 138
Daños en la Aeronave: Ninguno
Ubicación:Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport (AMS) (   Holanda) show on map
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM), Holanda
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Atlanta-William B. Hartsfield International Airport, GA (ATL/KATL), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo: 39
Descripción:
At the time of the incident low visibility and a low cloudbase (7/8 overcast at 100 feet and a general visibility of 1700m in mist) made visual control from the tower impossible. Low visibility procedures were in force. Delta flight 39 had been cleared for take-off from runway 24. Almost at the same time a KLM Boeing 747, being towed and accompanied by a yellow van was cleared to cross runway 24 at the position of exit 2. During the take-off roll the pilots of DAL 39 observed the towed Boeing 747 crossing the runway. The take off was aborted and the aircraft brought to a standstill before reaching the position of the tow.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
The following causal factors were identified:
(i) Low visibility weather conditions which prevented Air Traffic Control to visually identify vehicles on the ground;
(ii) Inadequate information during the radio communications between tow (yellow van) and Tower;
(iii) Misinterpretation of position and movement of the tow;
(iv) Take-off clearance without positive confirmation that the runway was unobstructed;
(v) Insufficient teamwork and supervision.

Fuentes:
» RVTV Rapport 98-85 / S-14

Official accident investigation report
investigating agency: RVTV
report status: Final
report number: 98-85/S-14
report released:01-JAN-2001
duration of investigation:753 days (2 years )
download report: Final report of the investigation into the probable cause of the serious incident with Delta Airlines Boeing 767, N193DN, on 10 December 1998 at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. (RVTV 98-85/S-14)
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Distance from Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport to Atlanta-William B. Hartsfield International Airport, GA as the crow flies is 7014 km (4384 miles).

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