- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: August 02, 1985
Time: 18:06
Location: Ft. Worth-Dallas, Texas
Operator: Delta Air Lines
Flight #: 191
Route: Fort Lauderdale - Dallas-Fort Worth
AC Type: Lockheed L-1011-1 TriStar
Registration: N726DA
cn / ln: 1163
Aboard: 163   (passengers:152  crew:11)
Fatalities: 134   (passengers:126  crew:8)
Ground: 1
Summary: While on a flight from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Dallas/ Forth Worth, the aircraft crashed while making an landing attempt in thunderstorm activity. The plane touched down 6,000 feet short of the runway and 360 feet to the left of the runway centerline, became airborne again, struck a car killing the driver, crossed the highway and crashed into two water tank reservoirs. Microburst induced windshear. The flightcrew's decision to initiate and continue the approach into a cumulonimbus cloud which they observed to contain lightning. Lack of training for avoiding and escaping from low-altitude windshear.
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