AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT REPORT. DELTA AIR LINES, INC., MCDONNELL DOUGLAS DC-9-14, N3305L, GREATER SOUTHWEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FORT WORTH, TEXAS, MAY 30, 1972
The report describes a crash landing in which three Delta pilots and a Federal Aviation Administration air carrier operations inspector, the only occupants, were killed. The aircraft was destroyed by impact and fire. The landing approach was conducted following a McDonnell Douglas DC-10 which made a touch and go landing ahead of the DC-9. The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the accident was an encounter with a trailing vortex generated by a preceding heavy jet which resulted in an involuntary loss of control of the airplane during the final approach.
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National Transportation Safety BoardOffice of Aviation Safety
Washington, DC USA 20594
- Publication Date: 1973-3-13
- Pagination: 40 p.
- TRT Terms: Aircraft; Aircraft crashes; Approach; Civil aircraft; Crash investigation; Crash landing; Fatalities; Fires; Passenger aircraft; Turbulence; Vortices
- Identifier Terms: McDonnell Douglas DC-9; U.S. National Transportation Safety Board
- Old TRIS Terms: Aircraft fires; Ntsb
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00047866
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB-AAR-73-3 Acc Rpt
- Files: NTIS
- Created Date: Oct 18 1973 12:00AM