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Last updated: 18 September 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mardi 25 octobre 1983
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC86 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63CF
Compagnie:Flying Tiger Line
Immatriculation: N797FT
Numéro de série: 46140/528
Année de Fabrication: 1970
Heures de vol:46317
Moteurs: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-7
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 5
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:Norfolk NAS Chambers, VA (NGU) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Aéroport de départ:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Norfolk NAS Chambers, VA (NGU/KNGU), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de vol:2468
The DC-8 departed New York on a ferry flight to NAS Chambers. There it was to convert to a military charter cargo flight to Keflavik. The captain flew the ground controlled approach (GCA) instrument approach about 15 knots above the proper reference speed to compensate for a pilot report of the existence of
windshear near the runway threshold. The airplane crossed the threshold of runway 10 about 10 knots above reference speed and landed between 3,100 and 3,800 feet beyond the runway threshold. Runway 10 was 8,068 feet long. The flightcrew was unable to stop the airplane on the runway. The airplane went off the side of the runway and slid into a swamp at the end of the runway.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the flightcrew's mismanagement of the airplane's airspeed, resulting in an excessively long landing on a wet, partially flooded runway; mismanagement of thrust reversers; and hydroplaning. Contributing to this accident was the failure of airport management to identify, assess, and disseminate hazardous runway conditions warnings and the failure of air traffic controllers to inform the flightcrew that there was standing water on the runway."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 218 days (7 months)
Accident number: NTSB/AAR-84/08
Download report: Final report

Opérations de secours

NTSB issued 2 Safety Recommendations

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photo of DC-8-63CF-N797FT
accident date: 25-10-1983
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63CF
registration: N797FT
photo of DC-8-63CF-N797FT
accident date: 25-10-1983
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63CF
registration: N797FT

Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY et Norfolk NAS Chambers, VA est de 462 km (289 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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