Event Details


Title:In-Flight Fire/Emergency Landing, Federal Express Flight 1406 Douglas DC-10-10, N68055, Newburgh, New York September 5, 1996
Micro summary:This McDonnell Douglas DC-10 experienced an in-flight fire, and crashed during an emergency landing, destroying the airplane, but the occupants survived.
Event Time:1996-09-05 at 0554 EDT
File Name:1996-09-05-2-US.pdf
Publishing Agency:National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
Publishing Country:USA
Report number:NTSB/AAR-98/03
Pages:147
Site of event:Stewart International Airport, Newburgh, New York
Departure:Memphis International Airport (MEM), Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Destination:General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Airplane Type(s):McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10CF
Flight Phase:Cruise
Registration(s):N68055
Operator(s):Federal Express
Type of flight:Revenue
Occupants:5
Fatalities:0
Serious Injuries:2
Minor/Non-Injured:3
Other Injuries:0
Executive Summary:Abstract: This report explains the accident involving Federal Express flight 1406, a Douglas DC-10-10, which made an emergency landing at Stewart International Airport on September 5, 1996, after the flightcrew determined that there was smoke in the cabin cargo compartment. Safety issues in the report include flightcrew performance of emergency procedures, undeclared hazardous materials in transportation, dissemination of hazardous materials information, airport emergency response, and adequacy of aircraft interior firefighting methods. Safety Recommendations concerning these issues were made to the Federal Aviation Administration, the Department of Transportation, and the Research and Special Programs Administration.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY About 0554 eastern daylight time, on September 5, 1996, a Douglas DC-10-10CF, N68055, operated by the Federal Express Corporation as flight 1406, made an emergency landing at Stewart International Airport, Newburgh, New York, after the flightcrew determined that there was smoke in the cabin cargo compartment. The flight was operating under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 121 as a cargo flight from Memphis, Tennessee, to Boston, Massachusetts. Three crewmembers and two nonrevenue passengers were aboard the airplane. The captain and flight engineer sustained minor injuries while evacuating the airplane. The airplane was destroyed by fire after the landing.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was an in-flight cargo fire of undetermined origin.

Safety issues discussed in this report include flightcrew performance of emergency procedures, undeclared hazardous materials in transportation, dissemination of hazardous materials information, airport emergency response, and adequacy of aircraft interior firefighting methods. Safety recommendations concerning these issues were made to the Federal Aviation Administration, the Department of Transportation, and the Research and Special Programs Administration.
Learning Keywords:Operations - Cargo - Fire or alarm
Operations - Evacuation
Close match:In-Flight Fire, McDonnell Douglas DC-9-83, N569AA, Nashville Metropolitan Airport, Nashville, Tennessee, February 3, 1988

 




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