ACCIDENT OF EC-DEG (46962/238)
September 13th 1982, time: ca. 12:00

NTSB report / statistics

The take-off was aborted above VR speed when the crew noted strong vibration. The DC-10 overran the runway, crossed a highway, and came to rest against a railway embankment. Fire destroyed the aircraft. PROBABLE CAUSE: Detachment in fragments of the recapped thread on the right wheel of the nosegear, which created powerful vibration that the pilot was unable to identify. He believed that the aircraft should be uncontrollable and abandoned the take-off above VR.

Crew: 3 fatalities / 13 on board
Passengers: 47 fatalities / 381 on board
Total: 50 fatalities / 394 on board
Location: Malaga (Spain)
Phase: Take-off
Nature: Non Scheduled Passenger
Flight: Malaga - New York-John F. Kennedy IAP, NY (Flightnumber )

Source: Aviation Safety Network / NTSB