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Last updated: 21 January 2022
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:lundi 26 avril 1993
Heure:17:22
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic MD82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82 (MD-82)
Compagnie:Continental Air Lines
Immatriculation: N14816
Numéro de série: 49370/1206
Année de Fabrication: 1985
Heures de vol:25628
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 6
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 84
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 90
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:Denver-Stapleton International Airport, CO (DEN) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Salt Lake City International Airport, UT (SLC/KSLC), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Denver-Stapleton International Airport, CO (DEN/KDEN), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de vol:CO182
Détails:
A McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82, N14816, operating as Continental Flight 182, incurred damage to the lower aft body on landing at Denver-Stapleton International Airport, Colorado. There were no injuries; however, the aircraft sustained substantial damage.
According to the captain, the final approach to Stapleton Airport was smooth and final landing configuration was established at approximately 1000 ft. AGL, with landing flaps at 40 degrees and a target speed of Vref plus 10 kts. At approximately 200 ft. AGL a slight increase in airspeed was noted - to approximately Vref plus 15kts. - throttles were left at 1.25 EPR. The flight continued to an altitude of 100 ft. AGL and then experienced a rapid loss of airspeed (estimated to be greater than 25 kts.) and a large sink rate developed immediately. The throttles were advanced to mechanical stops and pitch attitude was increased to arrest sink rate, which appeared to increase until the aircraft touched down firmly on the runway with a vertical acceleration of 2.246 Gs.
Smoke and sparks were observed on touch down.
Inspection of the aircraft revealed general crushing of the skin and structure on the lower aft body in the area of the tail skid. Longitudinal scarring and scrapping were present on the skin surface.

Probable Cause:

An inflight encounter with a microburst at an altitude insufficient to effect recovery.

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 2 months
Accident number: DEN93FA047
Download report: Summary report

Sources:
» NTSB


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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Salt Lake City International Airport, UT et Denver-Stapleton International Airport, CO est de 608 km (380 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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