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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
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Date:Monday 7 June 1976
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30
Operator:Swissair
Registration: HB-IHH
C/n / msn: 46582/187
First flight: 1975
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 15
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 124
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 139
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport (FIH) (   Congo (Democratic Republic))
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport (FIH/FZAA), Congo (Democratic Republic)
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The DC-10 was speeding down the runway when a tyre on the right hand main gear burst, followed by another tyre.
The rims of both wheels contacted the runway and debris was ingested by the no. 3 engine. This engine caught fire. The crew then aborted the takeoff and the aircraft came to rest 1000 m short of the runway end. The engine was destroyed and airframe substantially damaged.

Sources:
» World Aircraft Accident Summary - CAP 479


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