Accident McDonnell Douglas MD-11 EI-CDK, Saturday 21 June 1997
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Date:Saturday 21 June 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic MD11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
McDonnell Douglas MD-11
Owner/operator:Garuda Indonesia Airways
Registration: EI-CDK
MSN: 48501/513
Year of manufacture:1992
Total airframe hrs:19103 hours
Engine model:General Electric CF6-80C2A3
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 308
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:Honolulu International Airport, HI (HNL) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK/WIII)
Destination airport:Honolulu International Airport, HI (HNL/PHNL)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A McDonnell Douglas MD-11 airplane, EI-CDK, operated by Garuda Indonesia as flight GA800, was substantially damaged due to a tail strike during a go-around from an attempted autopilot autoland landing on runway 8L at Honolulu International Airport (HNL), Hawaii. The flight crew completed a touch down and a go-around followed by an uneventful landing at 12:35. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and an instrument flight plan was filed. There were no injuries to the 289 passengers, 4 flight crew and 15 cabin attendants.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's failure to apply adequate manual control inputs following his decision to disconnect the autopilot during the autoland operation, resulting in a subsequent loss of directional control. Also causal and contributing to the tail strike was the pilot's improper decision to initiate a go-around during reverse thrust engine operation."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: DCA97MA053
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 10 years and 5 months
Download report: Final report




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