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Last updated: 28 March 2017
Datum:dinsdag 7 juni 2005
Type:Silhouette image of generic MD11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas MD-11F
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United Parcel Service - UPS
Registratie: N250UP
Constructienummer: 48745/596
Bouwjaar: 1995
Aantal vlieguren:28231
Motoren: 3 General Electric CF6-80C2D1F
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Louisville-Standiford Field, KY (SDF) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Anchorage-Ted Stevens International Airport, AK (ANC/PANC), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Louisville-Standiford Field, KY (SDF/KSDF), Verenigde Staten
The McDonnell Douglas MD-11F was being flown by a captain seated in the left seat, who was receiving initial operating experience (IOE). A captain seated in the right seat, was the pilot-in-command (PIC) of the flight. After a cargo flight from Anchorage (ANC) the airplane was landing on runway 17L Louisville-Standiford Field, KY (SDF), a 8,579-foot-long, concrete runway, during night visual meteorological conditions. After main gear touchdown, the nose gear touched down, and subsequently collapsed. The airplane sustained damage to and around the pressure bulkhead, at station 625. Data obtained from the flight data recorder revealed that after main gear touchdown, the control column was moved sharply forward resulting in a change in pitch angle from approximately 5 degrees nose up, to about 1 degree nose down, which was accompanied by a reduction in load factor to approximately 0.3 g's. The vertical load factor then spiked to approximately 2.5 g's on nose wheel contact, over twice that of a typical landing, with a load factor increment of 0.75 g's, also excessive.
The aircraft sustained US$10 million damage.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The flying pilot's improper aircraft handling after main landing gear touchdown, which resulted in the collapse of the nose landing gear assembly. Conributing to the accident was the pilot-in-command's inadequate supervision during the landing.."

» NTSB id NYC05FA094


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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 Anchorage-Ted Stevens International Airport, AK en Louisville-Standiford Field, KY bedraagt 4975 km (3109 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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