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Last updated: 17 September 2021
Estado:
Fecha:lunes 18 abril 1977
Hora:15:22
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC85 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-53
Operador:Philippine Air Lines
Registración: RP-C803
Numéro de série: 45937/324
Año de Construcción: 1968
Horas Totales de la Célula:35862
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 13
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 127
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 140
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Tokyo-Haneda Airport (HND) (   Japón)
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Tokyo-Haneda Airport (HND/RJTT), Japón
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Manila International Airport (MNL/RPLL), Filipinas
Número de Vuelo: 421
Descripción:
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:
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Investigating agency: AAIC Japan
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 years
Accident number: Final report
Download report: Final report

Fuentes:
» 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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