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Last updated: 24 October 2017
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:jeudi 4 mars 1999
Heure:22:00
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC91 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-9-15F
Compagnie:USA Jet Airlines
Immatriculation: N195US
Numéro de série: 47017/186
Année de Fabrication: 1967
Heures de vol:2725
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7B (HK3)
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:Kansas City International Airport, MO (MCI) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Aéroport de départ:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Kansas City International Airport, MO (MCI/KMCI), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
A Douglas DC-9-15F, N195US, operated by USA Jet Airlines encountered a flock of snow geese, while on final approach for landing at Kansas City International Airport, Missouri. During the encounter, several birds were ingested into both engines, resulting in a severe power loss. The pilot managed to regain enough thrust on one engine to continue the approach and land the airplane without further incident. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the encounter. The flight originated at Los Angeles, California, at 18:25 pacific standard time (pst), and was en route to Kansas City, Missouri.

Probable Cause:

Ingestion of birds into both engines, resulting in foreign object damage and the subsequent partial power loss to both engines. A factor relating to this accident was the dark night.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 10 months
Accident number: CHI99FA102
Download report: Summary report


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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Los Angeles International Airport, CA et Kansas City International Airport, MO est de 2175 km (1360 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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