2015-09-17 Western Global MD-11F damaged in hangar fire at Oscoda

2015-09-17 Western Global MD-11F damaged in hangar fire at Oscoda

2015-09-17 Western Global MD-11F damaged in hangar fire at Oscoda


The MD-11 suffered serious damage when a fire broke out during maintenance in a hangar.

The aircraft underwent maintenance works in a hangar at Oscoda Wurtsmith Airport, when a fire broke out in a cargo compartment.

It is understood that three people of the technical crew  received serious fire injuries, according to the FAA’s preliminary report.

Damage to the MD-11 is believed to be substantial.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


Date: 2015-09-17 Time: 15:50
Location: KOSC Oscoda Wurtsmith
Country: USA
Flight phase: STD – Standing with Engine(s) not Operating
Damage to a/c: substantial

Flight no.:
From: 0000/: NONE To: 0000/: NONE
Type: Ground
Operator: Western Global Air

Type: McDD MD-11F
Registration: N415JN
Age a/c: 20,8 years
Constr. No.: 48415


Aircraft Involved

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants 0
Fatalities  0 0 0 0
Injuries  0 0 3 3

JACDEC 25-year Statistics :

  • 1st safety occurence for the operator
  • 90 safety occurence of type (MD-11)
  • 1st safety occurence at Oscoda Airport, USA
  • 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question

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