Unfallbericht:The Boeing Startocruiser, "Clipper Australia", was on finals for Tokyo when the gear was extended, showing three greens. When power was reduced prior to touchdown, the gear unsafe warning horn sounded and a red gear unsafe warning light illuminated. The captain first called for a go-around, but noticed that the airspeed was too low. The gear was retracted quickly and a belly landing was carried out.
|Datum:||Donnerstag 9 Juli 1959|
|Flugzeugtyp:||Boeing 377 Stratocruiser 10-29|
|Fluggesellschaft:||Pan American World Airways|
|Triebwerk:|| 4 Pratt & Whitney R-4360-B6|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 6|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 53|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 59 |
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||Tokyo-Haneda Airport (HND) (Japan)
|Flugphase:|| Landung (LDG)|
|Flug nach:||Tokyo-Haneda Airport (HND/RJTT), Japan|
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.