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Last updated: 21 September 2021
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Datum:Montag 18 April 1977
Zeit:15:22
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC85 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-53
Fluggesellschaft:Philippine Air Lines
Kennzeichen: RP-C803
Werknummer: 45937/324
Baujahr: 1968
Betriebsstunden:35862
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 13
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 127
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 140
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Tokyo-Haneda Airport (HND) (   Japan)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Tokyo-Haneda Airport (HND/RJTT), Japan
Flug nach:Manila International Airport (MNL/RPLL), Philippinen
Flugnummer: 421
Unfallbericht:
The DC-8 was 1000 m into takeoff, using runway 15L, when it lifted off prematurely. The aircraft banked left, touched down again, veered off the runway and continued 800 m on the sod before coming to rest with the undercarriage and all 4 engines torn off.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: Left elevator geared tab drive arm assemblies and elevator gust lock crank assembly had failed.

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: AAIC Japan
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 years
Accident number: Final report
Download report: Final report

Informationsquelle:
» Flight International 14 May 1977 (1298)


Fotos

photo of DC-8-53-PI-C803
accident date: 18-04-1977
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-8-53
registration: PI-C803
photo of DC-8-53-RP-C803
accident date: 18-04-1977
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-8-53
registration: RP-C803
photo of DC-8-53-RP-C803
accident date: 18-04-1977
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-8-53
registration: RP-C803
 

Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Tokyo-Haneda Airport to Manila International Airport as the crow flies is 2976 km (1860 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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