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Hull-loss description
Last updated: 16 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Saturday 23 March 1974
Time:19:08
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC86 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63CF
Operator:Airlift International
Registration: N6164A
C/n / msn: 46144/532
First flight: 1970
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 1
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Fairfield-Travis AFB, CA (SUU) (   United States of America)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:-
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
The DC-8 was undergoing a maintenance A-check at the Travis Air Force Base. Suddenly fuel fumes in the no. 1 inboard main fuel tank area exploded.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
personnel - maintenance,servicing,inspection: improper maintenance (maintenance personnel)
powerplant - fuel system: other
miscellaneous acts,conditions - improperly installed
FACTOR
miscellaneous acts,conditions - fire in wing

Classification:

Sources:
» Aviation News 26.04.1974


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