NTSB Identification: ATL82IA002
14 CFR Part 121 Scheduled operation of WORLD AIRWAYS INC
Aircraft: DOUGLAS DC-10, registration: N112WA

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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4-0028   81/10/1   BALTIMORE,MD        DOUGLAS DC-10       CR-  0  0 13  SCHED INTERNATL PASSG SRV AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 2211                    N112WA              PX-  0  0332                            UNK/NR, UNK/NR TOTAL
                                       DAMAGE-MINOR        OT-  0  0  0                            HOURS, UNK/NR IN TYPE,
                                                                                                   INSTRUMENT RATED.
        CLASSIFIED AS INCIDENT
        NAME OF AIRPORT - BALTIMORE-WASH
        OPERATOR - WORLD AIRWAYS,INC.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          BALTIMORE,MD                GATWICK,UK
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           MISCELLANEOUS                                            IN FLIGHT: CLIMB TO CRUISE
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           SYSTEMS - FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS: HORIZONTAL STABILIZER DRIVE SYSTEM
           PERSONNEL - PRODUCTION-DESIGN-PERSONNEL: POOR/INADEQUATE DESIGN
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - PRECAUTIONARY LANDING ON AIRPORT
                                  PITCH CONTROL PROBLEM
                                  SUSPECTED MECHANICAL DISCREPANCY
        REMARKS- HORIZONTAL STABILIZER JAMMED.DRIVE UNIT SHEAR PIN FAILED.EARLY DESIGN,NUISANCE FAILURE HISTORY.

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