Event Details

Title:Runway Departure Following Landing, American Airlines Flight 102, McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30, N139AA, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Texas, April 14, 1993
Micro summary:This McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 overran the runway on landing.
Event Time:1993-04-14 at 0659:43 CDT
File Name:1993-04-14-US.pdf
Publishing Agency:National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
Publishing Country:USA
Report number:NTSB-AAR-94-01
Site of event:RWY 17L
Latitude/Longitude:N3253.18' W9701.62'
Departure:Honolulu International Airport, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Destination:Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Dallas, Texas, USA
Airplane Type(s):McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30
Flight Phase:Landing
Operator(s):American Airlines
Type of flight:Revenue
Serious Injuries:40
Other Injuries:0
Executive Summary:On April 14, 1993, about 0659:43 central daylight time, American Airlines flight 102, a McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30, departed runway 17 left, following landing at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Texas, after a nonstop, overnight flight from Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii. It was raining at the time of the landing, and there were numerous thunderstorms in the area. There were 189 passengers, 3 flightcrew members and 10 cabincrew members aboard the airplane. Two passengers received serious injuries, and 35 passengers, 1 flightcrew member, and 2 cabincrew members received minor injuries during the evacuation of the airplane. The airplane sustained substantial damage.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the accident was the failure of the captain to use proper directional control techniques to maintain the airplane on the runway.

The safety issues in this report focused on weather conditions affecting the flight, flightcrew and air traffic control training and procedures, airplane emergency evacuation lighting, and runway maintenance.

Safety recommendations concerning these issues were addressed to the Federal Aviation Administration, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, and American Airlines, Inc.
Learning Keywords:Operations - Airspace - Air Traffic Control
Operations - Evacuation
Operations - Runway Excursion
Operations - Slippery Runway, Taxiway, Apron
Operations - Training Deficiency
Operations - Upset - Uncommanded or excessive Yaw
Other - Airport Management
Other - Post-Crash Survivability
Consequence - Damage - Airframe or fuselage


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