Last updated: 23 April 2014
Datum:donderdag 10 december 1998
Type:Silhouette image of generic B763 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 767-332ER
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Delta Air Lines
Registratie: N193DN
Constructienummer: 28450/671
Bouwjaar: 1997-08-11 (1 year 4 months)
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney PW4060
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 12
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 126
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 138
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport (AMS) (   Nederland) show on map
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM), Nederland
Vliegveld van aankomst:Atlanta-William B. Hartsfield International Airport, GA (ATL/KATL), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer: 39
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.

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.

» 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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De afstand tussen Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport en Atlanta-William B. Hartsfield International Airport, GA bedraagt 7014 km (4384 miles).

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