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DC93

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Aircraft
Name DC-9-30
Manufacturer DOUGLAS
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Low wing
Tail T-tail
WTC Medium
APC C
Type code L2J
RFF Category 6
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Position Both sides of rear fuselage
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 4


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 DOUGLAS DC-9-30 3D

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. The DC93 is member of the DC-9 family of aircraft.

Technical Data

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

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) 140 kts IAS 170 kts IAS 290 kts IAS 290 kts MACH 0.74 TAS 440 kts MACH 0.76 IAS 290 kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) 127 kts
Distance 2100 m ROC 2000 ft/min ROC 1500 ft/min ROC 1000 ft/min ROC 1000 ft/min MACH 0.76 ROD 1000 ft/min ROD 3500 ft/min MCS 210 kts Distance 1500 m
MTOW 4994049,940 kg
49.94 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL370 ROD ft/min APC C
WTC M Range 15001,500 nm
2,778,000 m
2,778 km
9,114,173.235 ft
NM

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.)