NTSB Identification: DCA74AZ011
14 CFR Part 121 Scheduled operation of DELTA AIR LINES INC
Aircraft: DOUGLAS DC-9, registration: N3323L

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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1-0028  73/11/27   CHATTANOOGA,TENN    DOUGLAS DC-9        CR-  0  2  3  SCHED DOM PASSG SRV       AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 1851                    N3323L              PX-  0  2 72                            45, 15949 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            3217 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - CHATTANOOGA MUNI
        OPERATOR - DELTA AIR LINES,INC.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          ATLANTA,GA                  CHATTANOOGA,TENN
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           UNDERSHOOT                                               LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
           COLLIDED WITH: OBJECT                                    LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED DISTANCE AND ALTITUDE
        FACTOR(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - SPATIAL DISORIENTATION
           WEATHER - UNFAVORABLE WIND CONDITIONS
           WEATHER - RAIN
           AIRPORTS/AIRWAYS/FACILITIES - AIRPORT FACILITIES: INSTRUMENT LANDING SYSTEM
        WEATHER BRIEFING - COMPANY DISPATCH
        WEATHER FORECAST - WEATHER SLIGHTLY WORSE THAN FORECAST
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          BROKEN                                                    400
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          2 MILES OR LESS                                           RAIN SHOWERS, THUNDERSTORM
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  RELATIVE BEARING OF WIND
          NONE                                                     LEFT QUARTERING HEAD WIND 293-337 DEGREES
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          160                                                       5
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          IFR                                                      IFR
         FIRE AFTER IMPACT
        REMARKS- EXCESSIVE RATE OF DESCENT AFTR DH.FALSE IMPRESSIONS CAUSED BY VISUAL CUES.G/S TRENDED DWN.WND SHR.

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