FedEx Express Flight 910

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FedEx Express Flight 910
N370FE at FLL October 2016.jpg
The aircraft 24 hours after the accident
Accident
Date October 28, 2016 (2016-10-28)
Summary Landing gear collapse resulting in fire, under investigation
Site Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States of America
Aircraft
Aircraft type McDonnell Douglas MD-10-10F
Operator Federal Express
IATA flight No. FX910
ICAO flight No. FDX910
Call sign FEDEX 910
Registration N370FE
Flight origin Memphis International Airport
Memphis, Tennessee
Destination Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Passengers 0
Crew 2
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Survivors 2 (all)

On October 28, 2016, FedEx Express Flight 910, a McDonnell Douglas MD-10-10F flying from Memphis International Airport to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport was involved in a runway skid after a landing gear collapse, which resulted in a fire completely destroying the left engine and wing. Two crew members, the only people on board, were unharmed.

Aircraft[edit]

The aircraft was a McDonnell Douglas MD-10-10F airliner, built in 1972 as a DC-10 passenger aircraft and later converted to cargo configuration. It was delivered to FedEx in August 1997 and upgraded to an MD-10 in 2003. The aircraft was powered by three General Electric CF6-6D engines, and was 44 years old at the time of the accident.[1]

Accident[edit]

FedEx 910 landed on Fort Lauderdale's runway 10L at 17:50 local time (21:50Z). The tower reported the port side CF6 engine appeared on fire. The aircraft came to a stop about 2,000 meters (6,580 feet) down the runway and beyond the left edge with the left main gear collapsed and the left wing on fire. The airport closed all runways while emergency services responded to put the fire out. The two crew members had no injuries, but the aircraft received substantial damage. The NTSB dispatched five investigators on site and opened an investigation.[2][3]

On October 31, the NTSB reported that the left main gear failed after landing and during rollout. The left engine and left wing scraped the runway and the aircraft veered to the left and came to a stop partially off the runway. Both flight crew members escaped through the right cockpit window using an escape rope. No injuries were reported. Cockpit voice and flight data recorders were taken to the NTSB lab in Washington for analysis. Following an examination of the runway, the NTSB returned control of the runway to the Fort Lauderdale Airport.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "N370FE Federal Express (FedEx) McDonnell Douglas MD-10-10F - cn 46608 / 26". Planespotters. Retrieved October 28, 2016. 
  2. ^ Hradecky, Simon (October 28, 2016). "Accident: Fedex MD10 at Fort Lauderdale on Oct 28th 2016, main gear collapse on landing, aircraft on fire". The Aviation Herald. Retrieved October 30, 2016. 
  3. ^ Ostrower, Jon; Ellis, Ralph. "FedEx cargo plane burns at Fort Lauderdale airport". CNN. Retrieved 30 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "Accident: Fedex MD10 at Fort Lauderdale on Oct 28th 2016, main gear collapse on landing, aircraft on fire". avherald.com. Retrieved 2016-10-31.