Accident McDonnell Douglas DC-9-41 SE-DAT, Monday 23 February 1987
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Date:Monday 23 February 1987
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC94 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-41
Owner/operator:Scandinavian Airlines System - SAS
Registration: SE-DAT
MSN: 47625/737
Year of manufacture:1974
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney JT8D-11
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 107
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Trondheim-Værnes Airport (TRD) -   Norway
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Bodø Airport (BOO/ENBO)
Destination airport:Trondheim-Værnes Airport (TRD/ENVA)
DC-9 "Gissur Viking" was approaching Trondheim runway 27 with the co-pilot at the controls. Descending through 2500 feet the ATC controller asked the crew to contact SAS Station in Trondheim over company frequency. The captain was working through the checklist but contacted SAS, contrary to company regulations (it's not allowed use company frequency while on final approach). The captain then forgot to arm the spoilers because he had not completed the checklist. He co-pilot noticed that the spoilers had not been armed and, while descending through 100 feet, called "Spoilers". The pilot instinctively extended the spoilers and, realizing his mistake, immediately retracted them. The aircraft entered a high sink rate and touched down heavily. A go-around was executed and after landing severe structural damage was found to the undercarriage, engines (30deg resp. 15deg tilted down), and tail cone (the APU was pushed half way up the tail).


Aviation Letter 245
Jet-Airliner Unfälle seit 1952 / J. Richter, Chr. Wolf



photo (c) Erik Oxtorp, via Werner Fischdick; Kobenhavn-Kastrup Airport (CPH); September 1983

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