DELTA AIR LINES, INC. MCDONNELL DOUGLAS DC-9-32, N3323L, CHATTANOOGA MUNICIPAL AIRPORT, CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE

About 1851 e.s.t. on November 27, 1973, Delta Air Lines Flight 516, a McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32, N3323L, crashed while making an ILS approach to runway 20 at Chattanooga Municipal Airport, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Seventy-four passengers and five crewmembers were aboard the aircraft. Thirty-eight passengers and four crewmembers were injured; there were no fatalities. The aircraft was destroyed. The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause of the accident was that the pilot did not recognize the need to correct an excessive rate of descent after the aircraft had passed decision height.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Aircraft Accident Report.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Transportation Safety Board

    Office of Aviation Safety
    Washington, DC  USA  20594
  • Publication Date: 1974-11-27

Media Info

  • Pagination: 45 p.

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00082967
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB-AAR-74-13
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Apr 8 1975 12:00AM