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Last updated: 19 April 2019
Date:Friday 20 April 2018
Type:Silhouette image of generic MD83 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas MD-83
Operator:World Atlantic Airlines
Registration: N807WA
C/n / msn: 53093/2066
First flight: 1993
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-219
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 101
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Alexandria International Airport, LA (AEX) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD), United States of America
Destination airport:Alexandria International Airport, LA (AEX/KAEX), United States of America
A McDonnell Douglas MD-83, registration N807WA, suffered a right hand main landing gear collapsed during landing rollout at Alexandria International Airport, Louisiana, USA.
The aircraft operated on a flight on behalf of the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement and originated from Chicago-O'Hare International Airport.

Landing gear collapse
Runway mishap


METAR Weather report:
18:53 UTC / 13:53 local time:
KAEX 201853Z 31005KT 10SM CLR 18/05 A3025 RMK AO2 SLP247 T01830050

19:33 UTC / 14:33 local time:
KAEX 201933Z 27003KT 10SM CLR 18/06 A3024 RMK AO2 AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT T01830056


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Distance from Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL to Alexandria International Airport, LA as the crow flies is 1245 km (778 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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