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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 165745
Last updated: 20 November 2017
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Type:Silhouette image of generic MD90 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas MD-90-30
Owner/operator:Delta Airlines 1636
Registration: N906DA
C/n / msn: 53386/2099
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 155
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Denver Intn'l Airport, CO (DEN) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Salt Lake City Intn'l Airport, UT, U.S.A. (SLC)
Destination airport:Denver Intn'l Airport, CO, U.S.A. (DEN)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Attempted to extend the landing gear on final approach to DEN when the nose gear UNSAFE light lit up. A low fly-by was made near the control tower which confirmed that the nose gear appear to be retracted. All attempts to lower the nose gear were unsuccessful. A nose gear-up landing was made on runway 16R. As the nose section skidded on the runway, a small fire broke out in the nose wheel well which self-extinguished. No emergency evacuation was ordered. Passengers deplaned through the cabin door and were bussed to the terminal.

The NTSB determines that the probable cause of this accident to be a fractured nose gear assembly spray deflector that blocked the nose gear from extending during landing, resulting in an intentional nose gear-up landing.


NTSB Identification DEN07FA008

Revision history:

25-Apr-2014 07:24 Katonk2014 Added
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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