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Last updated: 9 December 2021
Datum:Freitag 27 Juli 2018
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B763 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 767-38EER
Fluggesellschaft:Atlas Air
Kennzeichen: N641GT
Werknummer: 25132/417
Baujahr: 1992-02-10 (26 years 6 months)
Triebwerk: 2 General Electric CF6-80C2B6F
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:Portsmouth International Airport at Pease, NH (PSM) (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Internationaler außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (HHN/EDFH), Deutschland
Flug nach:Portsmouth International Airport at Pease, NH (PSM/KPSM), USA
Atlas Air flight 8601, a Boeing 767-300, suffered a hard landing accident at Portsmouth International Airport at Pease, New Hampshire, USA.
The aircraft was flying U.S. troops home from deployment in the Middle East. An intermediate stop was made at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport in Germany, where it departed at 01:14 UTC. The flight made a hard landing on runway 34 at Portsmouth Airport at 08:53 UTC (04:53 local time).
The hard landing resulted in the fuselage skin being creased.

METAR Weather report:
07:56 UTC / 03:56 local time:
KPSM 270756Z 00000KT 10SM FEW060 FEW250 20/19 A2991 RMK AO2A SLP130 T02030189=

08:56 UTC / 04:56 local time:
KPSM 270856Z 00000KT 10SM FEW070 FEW250 19/19 A2992 RMK AO2A SLP134 T01920189 50004=


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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 Frankfurt-Hahn Airport to Portsmouth International Airport at Pease, NH as the crow flies is 5707 km (3567 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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