ASN Aircraft accident McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31 N960N Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport, MN (MSP)
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Date:Thursday 5 May 2005
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31
Operator:Northwest Airlines
Registration: N960N
MSN: 47256/326
First flight: 1968
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7B (HK3)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport, MN (MSP) (   United States of America)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
A fuel truck collided with the nose section of the DC-9, causing serious damage.

Collision with airport equipment
Damaged on the ground

» Scramble 313


photo of DC-9-31-N960N
accident date: 05-05-2005
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31
registration: N960N

Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
17 JUN 1968 N960N North Central Airlines
01 JUL 1979 N960N Republic Airlines airline merged
01 OCT 1986 N960N Northwest Airlines airline merged

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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