Descripción del Accidente ASN 31 JAN 2014 McDonnell Douglas MD-88 N921DL - Atlanta-William B. Hartsfield International Airport, GA (ATL)
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Estado:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Fecha:viernes 31 enero 2014
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic MD88 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas MD-88
Operador:Delta Air Lines
Registración: N921DL
Numéro de série: 49645/1480
Año de Construcción: 1988
Horas Totales de la Célula:65507
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-219
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 139
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 144
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:Atlanta-William B. Hartsfield International Airport, GA (ATL) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En Espera (STD)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Atlanta-William B. Hartsfield International Airport, GA (ATL/KATL), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), Estados Unidos de América
Before departure and while the airplane was being de-iced by ground crew personnel, the de-icing bucket struck the left side of the fuselage and dislodged a passenger window. As a result, the airplane was substantially damaged and the pressure vessel was compromised. There were no reported injuries.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Inattention by ground crew personnel which resulted in the airplane being substantially damaged."

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 7 months
Accident number: DCA14CA051
Download report: Summary report



photo of MD-88-N921DL
accident date: 31-01-2014
type: McDonnell Douglas MD-88
registration: N921DL

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 Atlanta-William B. Hartsfield International Airport, GA to Miami International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 953 km (596 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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