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Last updated: 20 March 2019
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Date:03-FEB-2002
Time:08:05
Type:Silhouette image of generic MD11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas MD-11
Owner/operator:Delta Air Lines
Registration: N803DE
C/n / msn: 48474/485
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 181
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:Dublin Airport (DUB/EIDW) -   Ireland
Phase: Landing
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Atlanta-William B. Hartsfield International Airport, GA (ATL/KATL)
Destination airport:Dublin Airport (DUB/EIDW)
Investigating agency: AAIU
Narrative:
During its landing rollout on runway 28 at Dublin Airport, the MD11, registered N803DE (Delta flight 129) started to initially drift towards the right and then slowly to the left-hand side of the runway. Efforts by the Captain, the pilot-flying (PF), to counteract this drift through the application of full right rudder and right tiller failed, and the aircraft departed the paved surface into the prepared graded ground, which was rain soaked. The Captain chose not to evacuate the passengers and crew through the emergency escape slides, preferring instead to wait for outside assistance and disembarkation by mobile stairs. After approximately two hours, passengers and crew commenced disembarkation through the forward right-side (R2) cabin door and down the mobile stairs where they were immediately bussed to the terminal building. There were no reported injuries.

Cause:
The cause of the runway excursion was that the aircraft was subjected to an unexpected and sudden wind gust during the initial stages of the landing rollout, inducing a rate of yaw to the left, which could not be controlled by the pilot flying.

Sources:

http://www.aaiu.ie/sites/default/files/report-attachments/REPORT%202003-004.pdf

Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation 10/2003 issued 11 April 2003 by AAIU to Delta Air Lines
Safety recommendation 11/2003 issued 11 April 2003 by AAIU to ICAO
Safety recommendation 12/2003 issued 11 April 2003 by AAIU to ICAO
Safety recommendation 5/2003 issued 11 April 2003 by AAIU to ICAO
Safety recommendation 6/2003 issued 11 April 2003 by AAIU to Dublin Airport Authority
Safety recommendation 7/2003 issued 11 April 2003 by AAIU to Dublin Airport Authority
Safety recommendation 8/2003 issued 11 April 2003 by AAIU to Delta Air Lines
Safety recommendation 9/2003 issued 11 April 2003 by AAIU to Delta Air Lines
Safety recommendation SR 7/2002 issued 18 February 2002 by AAIU to IAA
Safety recommendation SR 8/2002 issued 18 February 2002 by AAIU to IAA

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: AAIU
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Images:


Photo (c) Michael Kelly

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Feb-2015 20:02 harro Added
15-Feb-2015 20:03 harro Updated [Photo, ]
05-Feb-2017 17:05 Anon. Updated [Date]
05-Feb-2017 18:58 harro Updated [Cn]
05-Feb-2017 18:59 harro Updated [Source]

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