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Last updated: 30 July 2021
Date:Tuesday 22 November 1988
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC86 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63CF
Operator:Arrow Air
Registration: N661AV
MSN: 45969/396
First flight: 1968
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Gander International Airport, NL (YQX) (   Canada)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), United States of America
Destination airport:Gander International Airport, NL (YQX/CYQX), Canada
During the landing roll at Gander Airport, Canada, the no.2 engine thrust reverser broke off and struck a flap.

Runway mishap

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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 New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY to Gander International Airport, NL as the crow flies is 1755 km (1097 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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