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Last updated: 13 June 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Mittwoch 6 Mai 2009
Zeit:ca 13:30
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30ER
Fluggesellschaft:World Airways
Kennzeichen: N139WA
Werknummer: 46583/292
Baujahr: 1979-07-02 (29 years 11 months)
Betriebsstunden:107814
Triebwerk: 3 General Electric CF6-50C2
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 12
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 168
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 180
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, MD (BWI) (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Leipzig Airport (LEJ/EDDP), Deutschland
Flug nach:Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, MD (BWI/KBWI), USA
Flugnummer:8535
Unfallbericht:
A DC-10-30, operated by World Airways as flight 8535, experienced a hard landing failing the left nose tire upon landing on runway 10 at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). The flight crew executed a go-around and landed on runway 33L. The flight was a contract Defense Department Air Mobility Command flight from Leipzig (LEJ), Germany. There were 168 passengers and 12 crew members on board, 4 occupants were taken to a local hospital, and the first officer experienced a serious injury. The airplane had substantial damage to the nose gear, electronics and equipment bay, and forward pressure bulkhead. Weather was reported as visual conditions with light winds.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The captain’s inappropriate control inputs following a firm landing, resulting in two hard nose-gear impacts before executing a go-around.
Contributing to the inappropriate control inputs was the captain’s fatigue and physical discomfort; and a possible lack of practical consolidation of skills and experience due to a protracted and fragmented training period."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 5 months
Accident number: DCA09FA048
Download report: Summary report

Informationsquelle:
» NTSB
» NTSB Accident docket


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photo of DC-10-30ER-N139WA
accident date: 06-05-2009
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30ER
registration: N139WA
photo of DC-10-30ER-N139WA
accident date: 06-05-2009
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30ER
registration: N139WA
 

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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 Leipzig Airport to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, MD as the crow flies is 6600 km (4125 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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