ASN Aircraft accident McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32 N605NW Chicago-Midway Airport, IL (MDW)
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Date:Monday 28 January 2008
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
Operator:Northwest Airlines
Registration: N605NW
MSN: 47223/300
First flight: 1968
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A (HK3)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Chicago-Midway Airport, IL (MDW) (   United States of America)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI (DTW/KDTW), United States of America
Destination airport:Chicago-Midway Airport, IL (MDW/KMDW), United States of America
Fuselage punctured by a ground service vehicle. The DC-9 was withdrawn from use and broken up in March, 2008.

Collision with airport equipment
Damaged on the ground


photo of DC-9-32-N605NW
accident date: 28-01-2008
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
registration: N605NW

Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
30 APR 1968 I-DIKL Alitalia
N2786T Alitalia new registration
02 DEC 1987 I-DIBY Alitalia new registration
27 DEC 1992 I-DIBM Alitalia/rr bought
23 AUG 1995 N605NW Northwest Airlines

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 Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI to Chicago-Midway Airport, IL as the crow flies is 364 km (228 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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