Detroit/Metropolitan Wayne County
From SKYbrary Wiki
|Name||Detroit/Metropolitan Wayne County|
|Location||Romulus, Detroit, Michigan|
|Coordinates||42° 12' 40.57" N, 83° 21' 11.57" W|
|Station||Detroit, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport|
|Date/Time||16 February 2019 15:53:00|
|Wind speed||05 kts|
|Lowest cloud amount||overcast|
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport
ICAO: KDTW IATA: DTW
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, usually called Detroit Metro Airport, Metro Airport locally, or simply DTW, is a major international airport in Romulus, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit.
Humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfa) - characterized by four seasons: cold, windy, snowy winters, mild springs, hot, humid summers, and crisp and relatively short autumns. Precipitation reaches its lowest in January and February and peaks in summer and latter half of spring.
Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of KDTW
- 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.)
- MD82, Detroit MI USA, 1987 (On 16 August 1987, an MD-82 being operated by Northwest Airlines on a scheduled passenger flight from Detroit MI to Phoenix AZ failed to get properly airborne in day VMC and, after damaging impact with obstacles within the airport perimeter after climbing to a maximum height of just under 40 ft, impacted the ground causing the destruction of the aircraft by impact forces and a subsequent fire. All but one of the 157 occupants were killed with the single survivor suffering serious injury. On the ground, 2 people were killed, 2 more seriously injured and 4 more suffered minor injury with several buildings vehicles and structures damaged or destroyed.)