ACCIDENT OF N139AA (46711/105)
April 14th 1993, time: 06:59 CDT

NTSB report / statistics

Flight 102 departed Honolulu at 17.53h local time for a 7 hour flight to Dallas. The weather report received by the flight at 06.44 (15 minutes before landing) stated a.o.: ceiling 1400ft overcast, 2,5mls visibility, thunderstorms and rainshowers. The flight was cleared for a Runway 17L approach about 5 minutes later and the captain asked the approach controller for the best heading in order to avoid bad weather along the approach path. The crew were advised to turn right heading 220 deg and intercept the runway 17L localizer. At 06.56 the aircraft was cleared to land. On short finals the aircratf was in about a 10 degree right crab due to crosswind. At 06.59, while descending through 50ft, the 1st officer intented to perform a go-around. The captain stated "No, no, no, I got it" and took control. The aircraft touched down at 06.59:29 and drifted to the right, off the runway. The DC-10 finally came to rest in the mud with the nose- and left maingear collapsed. PROBABLE CAUSE: "The failure of the captain to use proper directional control techniques to maintain the airplane on the runway.

Crew: 0 fatalities / 13 on board
Passengers: 0 fatalities / 189 on board
Total: 0 fatalities / 202 on board
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (USA)
Phase: Landing
Nature: Scheduled Passenger
Flight: Honolulu IAP, HI - Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (Flightnumber 102)

Source: Aviation Safety Network / NTSB