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Accident
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Dienstag 14 August 1962
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B720 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 720-030B
Fluggesellschaft:Lufthansa
Kennzeichen: D-ABOM
Werknummer: 18060/210
Baujahr: 1961-05-17 (1 year 3 months)
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 9
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 42
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 51
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:London Airport (LHR) (   Großbritannien)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF), Deutschland
Flug nach:London Airport (LHR/EGLL), Großbritannien
Unfallbericht:
A Boeing 720B passenger plane, D-ABOM, sustained substantial damage in a landing accident at London-Heathrow Airport (LHR).
On final approach to London the crew discovered that the nose landing gear could not be lowered . After going round again the crew tried in vein by all means possible to lower the nose landing gear.
A safe nosegear-up landing was carried out on runway 10L.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSES: "The investigation in London revealed a blockage, at the retracted position of the hydraulic system of the jack for retracting and lowering to nose landing gear; this was caused by foreign bodes (small pieces of rubber totalling about 6 cm2 in area) . The crew, therefore, had no possibility of lowering the landing gear."



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Distance from Frankfurt International Airport to London Airport as the crow flies is 648 km (405 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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