Flugunfall 21 OCT 1992 einer McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32 XA-AMF - Houston-Intercontinental Airport, TX (IAH)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:Mittwoch 21 Oktober 1992
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
Kennzeichen: XA-AMF
Werknummer: 48130/976
Baujahr: 1980
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 24
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 29
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:Houston-Intercontinental Airport, TX (IAH) (   USA)
Flugphase: Taxi (TXI)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Houston-Intercontinental Airport, TX (IAH/KIAH), USA
Flug nach:Cancún Airport (CUN/MMUN), Mexiko
The aircraft was exiting the ramp area onto a taxiway when the pilot observed a motor grader coming from the left and it collided with the left wing of the aircraft. The motor grader was not on the marked roadway nor in contact with the ATC.

Probable Cause:

Probable cause: "The vehicle operator's failure to maintain an adequate visual lookout."

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 252 days (8 months)
Accident number: FTW93LA019
Download report: Final report


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Distance from Houston-Intercontinental Airport, TX to Cancún Airport as the crow flies is 1299 km (812 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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