Flugunfall 28 JUN 2023 einer Boeing 717-2BD N955AT - Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, NC (CLT)
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Status:Information verified through authorities or other official sources.
Datum:Mittwoch 28 Juni 2023
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B712 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 717-2BD
Fluggesellschaft:Delta Air Lines
Kennzeichen: N955AT
Werknummer: 55017/5040
Baujahr: 2000
Triebwerk: 2 BMW RR BR715
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 99
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 104
Sachschaden: Schwer beschädigt
Unfallort:Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, NC (CLT) (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, GA (ATL/KATL), USA
Flug nach:Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, NC (CLT/KCLT), USA
Delta Air Lines flight DL1092, a Boeing 717-200, sustained substantial damage when the nose landing gear did not extend before landing at Charlotte Douglass International Airport (CLT), North Carolina. The 104 passengers and crew evacuated with no injuries.

The flight crew reported that when the airplane was about 2,000 ft above ground level (AGL), the first officer (FO) lowered the landing gear handle and observed the nose wheel unsafe condition light illuminate. The unsafe condition was confirmed in the configuration page of the electronic instrument system (EIS). A go-around was initiated to trouble shoot and complete the applicable checklists. A manual gear extension was attempted without success.

An emergency was declared with ATC and the flight proceeded inbound on the ILS 36L approach. As the airplane approached 300 ft AGL, ATC notified the flight crew that the nose wheel was not visible, and a second go-around was initiated. In an effort to lower the nose wheel, multiple normal and manual landing gear extension attempts were made to no avail and the decision was made to proceed with the landing.

The airplane touched down about 1,400 ft from the runway’s threshold and the nose was lowered onto the runway at about 80 knots. The airplane stopped just before taxiway W7 and CLT airport aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) sprayed the nose wheel area with water. The flight crew conducted the shutdown and evacuation checklists. After the fire chief verified that the area was safe, an evacuation was performed through the two forward entry doors with the passengers utilizing emergency slides.

A postaccident examination of the nose landing gear system revealed a fractured upper lock link. Due to the fractured upper lock link, the lower lock link was free to swing down to a vertical position and made contact with the nose landing gear assembly and thereby restricted its movement.

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation ongoing
Duration: 14 days ()
Accident number: DCA23FA339
Download report: Preliminary report


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Displaced lower lock link contacting nose gear assembly in foreground. Note the forward section of the fractured upper lock link has previously been removed from the lower lock link during recovery. The aft section of the fractured upper lock link is in the background. View looking down and aft (NTSB)

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Distance from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, GA to Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, NC as the crow flies is 362 km (226 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the 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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