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Last updated: 22 October 2020
Estado:Final
Fecha:miércoles 23 agosto 1995
Hora:20:13
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic L101 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-1011 TriStar 1
Operador:Delta Air Lines
Registración: N781DL
Numéro de série: 1003
Año de Construcción: 1971
Horas Totales de la Célula:52210
Ciclos:25813
Motores: 3 Rolls-Royce RB211-22B
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 10
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 226
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 236
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:720km W of Los Angeles, CA, USA (   Océano Pacífico)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Honolulu International Airport, HI (HNL/PHNL), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:DL157
Descripción:
A sudden decompression at FL330 caused severe damage to the airframe: 19 stringer fittings were damaged at Station 1800, and the rear bulkhead separated from the fuselage crown. The TriStar crew initiated an emergency descent to FL140 and returned to Los Angeles and landed safely at 22:17 hours. Due to the cost of repairs, Delta Airlines subsequently retired the aircraft. The aircraft was purchased by Lockheed Aircraft for aging aircraft testing. On October 11, 1995, the aircraft was ferried to Dobbins AFB, Marietta, GA.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Inadequate certification/approval of the airframe structure. Contributing was the lack of required inspections of the failure area."

Fuentes:
» Air Safety Week 9:37 25 September 1995 (6)
» ICAO Adrep Summary 5/96 (#38)
» NTSB id LAX95FA303
» Scramble 198(60)


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photo of Lockheed-L-1011-TriStar-1-N781DL
accident date: 23-08-1995
type: Lockheed L-1011 TriStar 1
registration: N781DL
 

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Los Angeles International Airport, CA to Honolulu International Airport, HI as the crow flies is 4082 km (2551 miles).

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