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Accident
Last updated: 13 December 2017
Status:Definitief
Datum:donderdag 4 maart 1999
Tijd:22:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC91 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-9-15F
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:USA Jet Airlines
Registratie: N195US
Constructienummer: 47017/186
Bouwjaar: 1967
Aantal vlieguren:2725
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7B (HK3)
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Kansas City International Airport, MO (MCI) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Kansas City International Airport, MO (MCI/KMCI), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
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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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Los Angeles International Airport, CA en Kansas City International Airport, MO bedraagt 2175 km (1360 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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