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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  • Corporate Authors:

    National Transportation Safety Board

    Office of Aviation Safety
    Washington, DC  USA  20594
  • Publication Date: 1973-3-13

Media Info

  • Pagination: 40 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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