Thursday, August 12, 2021

McDonnell Douglas MD-11F, N296UP: Accident occurred August 11, 2021 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (KPHX), Maricopa County, Arizona

National Transportation Safety Board accident number: DCA21LA210 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Phoenix, Arizona

Aircraft sustained a tail strike during landing at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (KPHX), Maricopa County, Arizona

United Parcel Service Company


Date: 12-AUG-21
Time: 00:45:00Z
Regis#: N296UP
Aircraft Make: MCDONNELL DOUGLAS
Aircraft Model: MD-11F
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: UNITED PARCEL SERVICE
Flight Number: UPS 2876
City: PHOENIX
State: ARIZONA

1 comment:

  1. The infamous MD-11 elevator issue continues to bite even the most experienced crew if not on top of the landing. For those not in the know:

    Because of the MD-11s smaller horizontal stabilizer over the DC-10, a computerized longitudinal stability augmentation system - or LSAS - was added to improve pitch handling qualities. However, that system disengages when the autopilot is disconnected and the aircraft is hand-flown to touchdown. My late retired Delta MD-11 captain neighbor who also few DC-10s for Northwest had a lot to say about the MD-11 both good and bad (RIP).

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