Date: December 03, 1990
Time: 13:45
Location: Romulus, Michigan
Operator: Northwest Airlines/ Northwest Airlines
Flight #: 299/1482
Route: Detroit - Pittsburg
AC Type: Boeing B-727-251 / MD Douglas DC-9-14
Registration: N278US/N3313L
cn / ln: 21157 / 45708/77
Aboard: 198   (passengers:186  crew:12)
Fatalities: 8   (passengers:7  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: Ground collision in dense fog. The 727 was on its takeoff roll when the DC-9 taxied onto the active runway. Improper crew coordination aboard the DC-9. Failure to stop and alert ATC of positional uncertainty. Eight killed aboard the DC-9. None aboard the B-727.

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