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Last updated: 20 September 2021
Estado:Final
Fecha:martes 12 marzo 1991
Hora:09:06
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC86 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-62H-AF
Operador:Air Transport International - ATI
Registración: N730PL
Numéro de série: 46161/552
Año de Construcción: 1971
Horas Totales de la Célula:50145
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 5
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Elevación del lugar del accidente: 4 m (13 feet) amsl
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Brussel-Zaventem Airport (BRU/EBBR), Bélgica
Número de Vuelo: 102
Descripción:
The pilot felt that the force needed to pull the yoke aft was too great and aborted the takeoff. The aircraft overran, striking a sand berm and an ILS shack. Both main gears and all four engines broke off. The flight engineer had calculated the "V"-speeds and trim settings for a 242,000 lb (109770 kg) takeoff weight, while the actual takeoff weight was 342,000 lb (155130 kg).

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Improper preflight planning/preparation, in that the flight engineer miscalculated (misjudged) the aircraft's gross weight by 100,000 lbs and provided the captain with improper takeoff speeds; and improper supervision by the captain. Factors related to the accident were: improper trim setting provided to the captain by the flight engineer, inadequate monitoring of the performance data by the first officer, and the company management's inadequate surveillance of the operation. "

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 7 months
Accident number: NYC91FA086
Download report: Summary report

Fuentes:
» Air Safety Week 10 April 1995 (p. 3-4)
» Flight International
» ICAO Adrep Summary 4/94 (#96)
» NTSB


Fotos

photo of DC-8-62H-AF-N730PL
accident date: 12-03-1991
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-8-62H-AF
registration: N730PL
photo of DC-8-62H-AF-N730PL
accident date: 12-03-1991
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-8-62H-AF
registration: N730PL
 

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 New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY to Brussel-Zaventem Airport as the crow flies is 5845 km (3653 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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