Narrative:The DC-10 was speeding down the runway when a tyre on the right hand maingear burst, followed by the another tyre on the right hand maingear burst.
|Date:||07 JUN 1976|
|Type:||McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30|
|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 (Congo (Democratic Republic))
|Phase:|| Takeoff (TOF)|
|Departure airport:||Kinshasa (unknown airport), Congo (Democratic Republic)|
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 1000m short of the runway end. The engine was destroyed and airframe substantially damaged.
» World Aircraft Accident Summary - CAP 479
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