Narrative:During the takeoff run, shortly after V1, the nose gear collapsed. The DC-7 slid along the runway. The no. 2 and 3 engines were torn off, damaging the fuel tanks, causing a fire.
|Date:||Monday 8 April 1963|
|Operator:||Panair do Brasil|
|C/n / msn:|| 45124/808|
|First flight:|| 1957|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Rio de Janeiro-Galećo International Airport, RJ (GIG) ( Brazil)
|Phase:|| Takeoff (TOF)|
|Departure airport:||Rio de Janeiro-Galećo International Airport, RJ (GIG/SBGL), Brazil|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "Premature retraction of the landing gear during the takeoff run."
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networks opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.