ASN Aircraft accident McDonnell Douglas DC-9-87 (MD-87) SE-DIB Kobenhavn-Kastrup Airport (CPH)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Wednesday 24 November 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic MD87 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-87 (MD-87)
Operator:Scandinavian Airlines System - SAS
Registration: SE-DIB
MSN: 49605/1501
First flight: 1988
Total airframe hrs:12519
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-217C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 79
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 85
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Kobenhavn-Kastrup Airport (CPH) (   Denmark)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Stuttgart-Echterdingen Airport (STR/EDDS), Germany
Destination airport:København-Kastrup Airport (CPH/EKCH), Denmark
Flightnumber: 666
When taxiing to the gate a smell of electrical smoke was detected by a flight attendant. Smoke continued to develop and the plane was evacuated at the gate. A fire subsequently substantially damaged the fuselage skin and destroyed the aft interior of the plane. The investigation found the origin of the fire in two electrical wires that provided 115-volt alternating current (AC) to a utility plug in the right stowage closet, and 28-volt AC to lights in the stowage closet and the emergency drawer at the bottom of the closet, respectively. The wires (L1156AM18 and M504D16) were found to have a slack of about 10 centimeters to 15 centimeters for a distance of about 45 centimeters to 55 centimeters between supports and became pinched between the inboard-facing flange of [an intercostal] and the recirculation fan duct because of a lack of provision for clamping or other means to secure the wires.


Damaged on the ground

» AAIB Denmark report 2/96
» FSF Accident Prevention Vol. 53, No.12 (Dec. 1996)


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Distance from Stuttgart-Echterdingen Airport to København-Kastrup Airport as the crow flies is 799 km (499 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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