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Accident
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Estado:Final
Fecha:martes 14 agosto 1962
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B720 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 720-030B
Operador:Lufthansa
Registración: D-ABOM
Numéro de série: 18060/210
Año de Construcción: 1961-05-17 (1 year 3 months)
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 9
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 42
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 51
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:London Airport (LHR) (   Reino Unido)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF), Alemania
Aeropuerto de Llegada:London Airport (LHR/EGLL), Reino Unido
Descripción:
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).

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