Date: December, 22nd 1992
Type: McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30F
Registration: RWY 11
Where: Faro, Portugal USA
Report No.: report nr.22/Accid/GD1/92
Report Date: -
reference: report nr.22/Accid/GD1/92 from the Portugese
PH-MBN McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30F Martinair Holland
21.12.92 Faro, Portugal, non-scheduled passenger flight
from Amsterdam/Schiphol to Faro, occupants: 3 cockpit-
crew, 10 cabincrew, 327 passengers, accident occured
at 07:33:20 UTC.
During an approach to runway 11 at Faro, an active
thunderstorm formation was approaching the airport.
The aircraft crossed a micro-burst situation with
heavy showers. Because of windshear a high rate of
descent occured in final phase of approach and landing.
The landing on the left hand side of RWY 11 was made
on the right landing gear, which exceeded the structural
limitations of the aircraft. The right hand landing
gear fractured, followed by the separation of the right
wing from the fuselage, starting a rotation of the
aircraft along its longitudinal axis. It slid to the
right and off the RWY and broke into two main sections.
The back section caught fire and exploded some
minutes after it came to rest. 56 people killed, 106