Sunday, July 07, 2019

Caribbean Sun Airlines Inc dba World Atlantic Airlines, McDonnell Douglas MD-83, N807WA: Accident occurred April 20, 2018 at Alexandria International Airport (KAEX), Rapides Parish, Louisiana

The National Transportation Safety Board traveled to the scene of this accident.

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Alexandria, LA
Accident Number: DCA18FA144
Date & Time: 04/20/2018, 1935 UTC
Registration: N807WA
Aircraft: MCDONNELL DOUGLAS DC 9 83(MD-83)
Injuries: 101 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 121: Air Carrier - Non-scheduled

On April 20, 2018, at about 1420 central daylight time, a Caribbean Sun Airlines Inc., dba World Atlantic Airlines, MD83, N807WA, right main landing gear failed during the landing roll at Alexandria International Airport (KAEX), Alexandria, Louisiana. Due to the gear failure, the right wing dragged on the runway creating a friction fire which was quickly put out by the airport rescue and firefighting personnel. The airplane was substantially damaged and there were no injuries to the 101 passengers and crew aboard. The L1 emergency slide did not deploy during the evacuation. The flight was operating under 14 CFR Part 121 as a domestic passenger flight from Chicago-O'Hare International Airport (KORD), Chicago, Illinois, to KAEX.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Registration: N807WA
Model/Series: DC 9 83(MD-83) 83
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Caribbean Sun Airlines Inc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Supplemental
Operator Does Business As: World Atlantic Airways
Operator Designator Code: 2WAA

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KAEX
Observation Time: 1853 UTC
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C / 5°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 310°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.25 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Chicago, IL (KORD)
Destination: Alexandria, LA (KAEX) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 7 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 94 None
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 101 None
Latitude, Longitude: 31.327500, -92.545278 (est)

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