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Last updated: 23 October 2021
Datum:donderdag 7 april 1994
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30F
Registratie: N306FE
Constructienummer: 48287/409
Bouwjaar: 1985
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Memphis International Airport, TN (MEM) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Memphis International Airport, TN (MEM/KMEM), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:San Jose Municipal Airport, CA (SJC/KSJC), Verenigde Staten
A FedEx employee was due to be fired for lying on his résumé about his previous flying experience with the United States Navy. He took a jump seat on a regular flight from Memphis (MEM) to San Jose (SJC). He was intending to murder the flight crew with hammers and then to use the aircraft for a kamikaze attack on FedEx Headquarters in Memphis. He attacked just minutes after takeoff, brutally wounded the flight crew with hammers and fractured the skull of the first officer. A lengthy struggle ensued with the flight engineer and captain. The first officer managed to control the plane as the three others struggled in the cockpit.
By means of extreme aerial manoeuvres meant to keep the attacker off balance, the flight crew eventually succeeded in restraining him. The DC-10 landed safely at Memphis International Airport despite the plane's being loaded with fuel and too heavy to land under normal circumstances.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 244 days (8 months)
Accident number: ATL94LA077
Download report: Summary report


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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 Memphis International Airport, TN en San Jose Municipal Airport, CA bedraagt 2846 km (1779 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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