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Crosswind landing techniques cited in 2003 Fedex MD-10 crash at Memphis
18 May 2005

The NTSB determined the probable cause of the crash on landing of a FedEx MD-10 cargo aircraft in December 2003 was the first officer`s failure to properly apply crosswind landing techniques to align the airplane with the runway centerline and to properly arrest the airplanes descent rate before the airplane`s touchdown. Additionally, the captain`s failure to adequately monitor the first officer`s performance and command or initiate corrective action during the final approach and landing contributed to the accident. (NTSB)