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DOUGLAS DC-9-50

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DC95
Aircraft
Name DC-9-50
Manufacturer DOUGLAS
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Low wing
Tail T-tail
WTC Medium
APC C
Type code L2J
RFF Category 7
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Position Both sides of rear fuselage
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 4


Manufacturered as:

DOUGLAS DC-9-50
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS DC-9-50


DOUGLAS DC-9-50

DOUGLAS DC-9-50 DOUGLAS DC-9-50 3D

Description

Short to medium range airliner. In service since 1975 (-40 since 1968). Stretched developments of DC-9-30. DC-9-40 and DC-9-50 are the largest members of the DC-9 family. Approx. 70 aircraft of the -40 and 90 of the -50 remain in service in 1999. The last DC9 was delivered in 1982. The DC95 is member of the DC-9 family of aircraft.

Technical Data

Wing span 28.5 m93.504 ft
Length 40.7 m133.53 ft
Height 8.53 m27.986 ft
Powerplant 40: 2 x P&W JT9D-15 (64,5 kN) or
50: 2 x P&W JT9D-17 (71,2 kN) turbofans.
Engine model Pratt & Whitney JT9D

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 0.72 TAS 440 kts MACH 0.76 IAS 290 kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) 130 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 2500 ft/min MCS 210 kts Distance 1500 m
MTOW 5493454,934 kg
54.934 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 DC95

  • DC95 / C206, Toronto Canada, 2002 (On 25 August 2002, a Douglas DC9-51 being operated by North West Airlines on a scheduled passenger flight from Toronto to Minneapolis had just taken off in day VMC when a Cessna 206 being operated on a passenger charter flight from Georgian Bay to Toronto unexpectedly carried out a missed approach from another runway. And despite last minute visual avoiding action came within close airborne proximity whilst still within the airport perimeter. There were no injuries to any of the 109 occupants of the DC9 or the 4 occupants of the Cessna.)