Thursday, March 9, 2017

Ameristar MD83 overruns runway after rejecting take-off at Detroit

An Ameristar McDonnell Douglas MD-83 (N786TW), performing charter flight 7Z-9363 from Detroit Willow Run to Washington Dulles (USA), was accelerating for take-off from Willow Run's 23L at about 15:40L (20:40Z) when the crew rejected take-off at high speed but overran the end of the runway, broke through the instrument landing system and approach lighting runway 05R, the airport perimeter fence, went over a road and came to a stop about 340m past the runway end with collapsed nose gear and main gear in a ditch. There were no injuries, the aircraft sustained substantial damage.The aircraft was carrying Michigan's Men Basketball Team. (Source:, 8-Mar-2017)