Aircraft Accident Report

Wheels-Up Landing, Continental Airlines Flight 1943
Douglas DC-9 N10556
Houston, Texas
February 19, 1996

NTSB Number AAR-97/01
NTIS Number PB97-910401

Abstract: This report explains the wheels-up landing of Continental Airlines flight 1943, N10556, a Douglas DC-9 at Houston Intercontinental Airport, Houston, Texas. The safety issues discussed in the report include checklist design, flightcrew training, adherence to standard operating procedures, adequacy of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) surveillance, and flight attendant tailcone training. Safety recommendations concerning these issues were made to the FAA.