Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
Boston-Logan Inter'l Airport

Boston, Massachusetts
Saturday, January 23, 1982 19:37 EST

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
DRG ARR, PLT ACKD RCPT OF ATIS INFO & FLD COND RPRT, BOTH IN DCG BRAKING ACTION "FAIR TO POOR." HE WAS NOT ADZD OF 3 PLTRPRTS OF BRAKING ACTION "POOR TO NIL" OR "POOR." ACFT WAS CLRD FOR VOR/DME APCH TO RWY 15R. DUE TO PSBL WND SHEAR, 35 DEG OF FLAPS (INSTEAD OF 50) WAS EXTDD DRG APCH. AUTOTHROTTLE/SOD CTL (AT/SC) WAS USED TO CTL SPD (APRX 10 KT HI) DRG APCH. THE HIGHER SPD WAS ACCEPTED IAW CO SOP, BUT THE AT/SC WAS USED THRU-OUT THE FLARE. THE ACFT TCHD DWN APRX 2500' BYD THE DSPLCD THRESHOLD WITH ABOUT 6690' RMNG. (NO LGTD RWY DSTC MKRS AVBL.) ALL DCLRTV DEVICES WERE USED TO SLOW THE ACFT, BUT IT CONTD BYD END OF RWY & WENT OVR A SEA WALL. INV REVEALED PRECIP HAD RFZN TO FROM GLAZE ICE. OF 14 PLTS, 9 HAD NOT VOLUNTEERED BRAKING ACTION RPRTS & TWR DID NOT ASK FOR RPRTS DRG CONTD PRECIP. ATIS NOT UPDATED FOR 2 HRS. FAA REGS LACK GUIDANCE TO ARPT MNGMNT FOR MEASUREMENT OF RWY SLICKNESS, LACKED MEANS OF CORRELATING SLICK RWY SFC WITH ACFT STOP DSTC, DID NOT EXTD AUTH RWY LENGTHS FOR ICY RWYS. ARPT MNGMNT DID NOT INSP/IMPROVE RWY COND AFT BRKG RPRTD POOR/NIL
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
Not Yet Reported
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date1/23/1982 
Event Day of the WeekSaturday 
Time of Event1937 
Event Time ZoneEastern Standard Time 
Event CityBOSTON  
Event StateMASSACHUSETTS 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site  
Event Date Year1982 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude-- 
Event Location Longitude-- 
Event Location AirportBOSTON-LOGAN INTER'L  
Event Location Nearest Airport ID  
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOff Airport/Airstrip 
Distance from airport in statute miles
Degrees magnetic from airport
Airport Elevation
Weather Briefing CompletenessFull 
Investigator's weather sourceUnknown 
Time of the weather observation0  
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)
Weather Observation Facility ID  
Elevation of weather observation facility
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)
Time Zone of the weather observation  
Lighting ConditionsNight/Dark 
Lowest Ceiling Height800 
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsUnknown 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingOvercast 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)
Visibility (Statute Miles)
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)-- 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)165 
Variable Wind IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Speed (knots)
Wind Velocity Indicator Unknown 
Wind Gust IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Gust (knots)
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) -- 
Density Altitude (feet)
Intensity of PrecipitationLight 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjuryFatal 
On Ground, Fatal Injuries
On Ground, Minor Injuries
On Ground, Serious Injuries
Injury Total Fatal
Injury Total Minor24 
Injury Total None182 
Injury Total Serious
Injury Total All30 
Investigating AgencyNTSB 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)2853 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification Date-- 
NTSB Notification Time
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information  
Date of most recent change to recordDec 18 2002 11:28AM 
User who most recently changed recordNTSB\GIUV  
Basic weather conditionsInstrument Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN113WA 
NTSB NumberDCA82AA013  
Missing Aircraft Indicator
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 121: Air Carrier 
Type of Flight Plan filedIFR 
Flight plan Was Activated?-- 
DamageDestroyed 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameMCDONNELL DOUGLAS  
Aircraft ModelDC-10-30  
Aircraft Series IdentifierDC-10-30  
Aircraft Serial Number  
Certified Max Gross Weight365000 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration ClassUnknown 
Aircraft is a homebuilt?No 
Flight Crew Seats-- 
Cabin Crew Seats-- 
Passenger Seats-- 
Total number of seats on the aircraft343 
Number of Engines
Fixed gear or retractable gearRetractable 
Aircraft, Type of Last InspectionUnknown 
Date of Last Inspection-- 
Airframe hours since last inspection
Airframe Hours-- 
ELT InstalledNo 
ELT ActivatedUnknown 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteUnknown 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameWORLD AIRWAYS, INC.  
Aircraft Owner Street Address  
Aircraft Owner City  
Aircraft Owner State  
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode  
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator NameWORLD AIRWAYS, INC.  
Operator Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Street Address  
Operator City  
Operator State  
Operator Country  
Operator Zip code  
Operator Code  
Owner has at least one certificateYes - certificate holder 
Other Operator of large aircraft?No 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 OperationUnknown 
Operator Certificate Number-- 
Indicates whether an air carrier operation was scheduled or notScheduled 
Indicates Domestic or International FlightDomestic 
Operator carrying Pax/Cargo/MailPassenger Only 
Type of Flying (Per_Bus / Primary)Unknown 
Second Pilot on BoardYes 
Departure Point Same as EventNo 
Departure Airport CodeC  
Departure CityNEWARK  
Departure StateNJ 
Departure Country  
Departure Time
Departure Time Zone  
Destination Same as Local Flt-- 
Destination Airport CodeC  
Destination CityBOSTON  
Destination StateMA 
Destination Country  
Specific Phase of FlightLanding 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordSep 18 2002 4:49PM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location15  
Runway Length9191 
Runway Width150 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--