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Name DC-9-10
Manufacturer DOUGLAS
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Low wing
Tail Regular tail, high set
WTC Medium
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:





The McDonnell Douglas DC-9 (initially known as the Douglas DC-9) is a twin-engine, single-aisle jet airliner. It was first manufactured in 1965 with its maiden flight later that year. The DC-9 was designed for frequent, short flights. The final DC-9 was delivered in October 1982. The DC91 is member of the DC-9 family of aircraft.

Technical Data

Wing span 27.25 m89.403 ft <br />
Length 31.82 m104.396 ft <br />
Height 8.38 m27.493 ft <br />
Powerplant 2 x Pratt & Whitney JT8D-5 or -7 (62.3 kN) thrust each.
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)
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
V2 (IAS) 115 kts IAS 150 kts IAS 240 kts IAS 240 kts MACH 0.72 TAS 380 kts MACH 0.74 IAS 250 kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) 132 kts
Distance 1615 m ROC 2800 ft/min ROC 2500 ft/min ROC 2000 ft/min ROC 1500 ft/min MACH 0.74 ROD 1000 ft/min ROD 2300 ft/min MCS 180 kts Distance 1320 m
MTOW 4110041,100 kg <br />41.1 tonnes <br /> kg Ceiling FL350 ROD ft/min APC
WTC M Range 12651,265 nm <br />2,342,780 m <br />2,342.78 km <br />7,686,286.095 ft <br /> NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving DC91

  • DC91 / B722, Detroit MI USA, 1990 (On 3 December 1990 a Douglas DC9-10 flight crew taxiing for departure at Detroit in thick fog got lost and ended up stopped to one side of an active runway where, shortly after reporting their position, their aircraft was hit by a departing Boeing 727-200 and destroyed by the impact and subsequent fire. The Investigation concluded that the DC9 crew had failed to communicate positional uncertainty quickly enough but that their difficulties had been compounded by deficiencies in both the standard of air traffic service and airport surface markings, signage and lighting undetected by safety regulator oversight.)
  • DC91, vicinity Kansas City MO USA, 1999 (On March 4, 1999, a DC91 operated by USA Jet Airlines, at night and on final approach to land at Kansas City International Airport encountered a flock of large birds. The crew managed to regain sufficient thrust to continue the approach and land without further incident.)