NTSB Identification: FTW92LA005.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 45365.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR (D.B.A. FLAGSHIP EXPRESS SERVICE )
Accident occurred Friday, October 04, 1991 in DFW AIRPORT, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/31/1993
Aircraft: McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63F, registration: N952R
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
A CARGO TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT WAS TAXIING TO THE CARGO RAMP TO UNLOAD ITS CARGO WHEN THE LEFT WING TIP STRUCK A LARGE PORTABLE MAINTENANCE STAND. THE MAINTENANCE STAND HAD BEEN LEFT UNATTENDED NINE FEET BEYOND THE MARKED TAXIWAY CLEAR ZONE. THE OUTBOARD 18 INCHES OF THE LEFT WING TIP WAS TORN OFF BY THE COLLISION, WHICH ALSO CAUSED A 75 TO 80 GALLON FUEL SPILL.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE PILOT'S MISJUDGMENT OF THE WING TIP CLEARANCE. A FACTOR WAS THE FAILURE OF THE MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL TO FOLLOW PROCEDURES AND DIRECTIVES PERTAINING TO TAXIWAY AND RAMP CLEARANCE.
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