Delta Air Lines/ North Central Airlines Flight 954/575

Delta Air Lines/ North Central Airlines Flight 954/575Wednesday December 20, 1972
The Delta Convair, taxing across Runway 27L, after landing in heavy fog, was hit by the North Central DC-9 as it took off, shearing off its tail. The DC-9 came crashing back down on the runway and caught fire. Ten people out of 45 aboard the DC-9 were killed. None of the 88 aboard the Convair were killed. The ATC gave ambiguous instructions to the Delta crew, did not use all available information to determine the location of the CV-880 and the CV-880 crew did not request clarification of the controller's instructions.

Crash Details

DateWednesday December 20, 1972
LocationChicago, Illinois
Passengers122
Crew11
Fatalities10
Survivors123
Aircraft TypeConvair CV-880 / McDonnell DC-9-31
OperatorDelta Air Lines/ North Central Airlines
RegistrationN8897E/N954N
Flight OriginTampa
Flight Destination Chicago / Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Delta Air Lines/ North Central Airlines
Convair CV-880 / McDonnell DC-9-31
1972