FedEx Express Flight 910
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The aircraft 24 hours after the accident
|Date||October 28, 2016|
|Summary||Landing gear collapse resulting in fire, under investigation|
|Site||Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States of America|
|Aircraft type||McDonnell Douglas MD-10-10F|
|IATA flight No.||FX910|
|ICAO flight No.||FDX910|
|Call sign||FEDEX 910|
Memphis International Airport|
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport|
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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.
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.
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.
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.
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