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DC93
Name DC-9-30
Manufacturer DOUGLAS
Body Narrow
Type Fixed Wing
WTC Medium
APC C
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi


Also manufacturered as:

DOUGLAS DC-9-30
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS Nightingale
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS Skytrain 2
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS VC-9
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS C-9 Skytrain 2
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS C-9 Nightingale
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS DC-9-30


DOUGLAS DC-9-30

DOUGLAS DC-9-30

Image source: IANS

Description

Short to medium range airliner. In service since 1965. First short range airliner in new design with rear fuselage mounted engines, T-tail and swept wings. Built in these versions:

  • 10 initial type (DC91)
  • 30 stretched version with more powerful engines,
  • 20 (DC92) combines fuselage of the 10 with engines of the 30.

The DC-9-30 was converted as freighter and mil. type C-9. 94 aircraft of -10, 5 of -20 and 520 of -30 remain in service in 1999.

General

Aircraft name DC-9-30
ICAO code/WTC DC93 / M
Manufacturer DOUGLAS
Type Code/APC L2J / C

Technical Data

Wing span 28.47 m93.406 ft
Length 36.37 m119.324 ft
Heigth 8.38 m27.493 ft
Powerplant Series:
  • 10: 2 x 54,5 kN P&W JT8D-7 turbofans.
  • 20/30: 2 x 64,5 kN P&W JT8D-9 or 2 x 66,7 kN P&W JT8D-15 turbofans.
Engine Model Pratt & Whitney JT8D

For further details consult EUROCONTROL Aircraft Performance Database:

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving DC93

  • DC93, en-route, Cincinnati OH USA, 1983 (FIRE HF) (On 2 June 1983, a DC9 aircraft operated by Air Canada was destroyed following an in-flight fire which began in one of the aircraft’s toilets. 23 passengers died in the accident.)
  • DC93, en-route, Everglades FL USA, 1996 (GND FIRE LOC) (On 11 May 1996, fire, originating from incorrectly carried dangerous cargo, broke out on board a Valujet DC9. The fire damaged the aircraft flying controls before the crew were able to land the aircraft and it crashed in the Florida Everglades, USA.)
  • DC93, vicinity Charlotte NC USA, 1994 (WX LOC HF) (On 2 July 1994, an DC-9 operated by US Air, collided with trees and a house shortly after attempting a missed approach at Charlotte Airport, USA, in heavy thunderstorms. 37 passengers were killed.)
  • DC93, vicinity Port Harcourt Nigeria, 2005 (WX LOC HF) (On 10 December 2005, a Douglas DC9-32 operated by Sosoliso Airlines descended below the ILS Decision Altitude without visual reference, on approach to Port Harcourt Nigeria, and control was lost during the attempted initiation of a go around, followed by ground impact and post crash fire.)
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