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Last updated: 20 September 2021
Status:Definitief
Datum:dinsdag 12 maart 1991
Tijd:09:06
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC86 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-62H-AF
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Air Transport International - ATI
Registratie: N730PL
Constructienummer: 46161/552
Bouwjaar: 1971
Aantal vlieguren:50145
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Brussel-Zaventem Airport (BRU/EBBR), BelgiŽ
Vluchtnummer: 102
Beschrijving:
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

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


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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
 

Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY en Brussel-Zaventem Airport bedraagt 5845 km (3653 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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