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Last updated: 26 September 2018
Datum:woensdag 6 november 1963
Tijd:21:15 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC85 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-8-54F
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Trans-Canada Air Lines - TCAL
Registratie: CF-TJM
Constructienummer: 45653/178
Bouwjaar: 1963
Aantal vlieguren:1958
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 7
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 90
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 97
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:London Airport (LHR) (   Verenigd Koninkrijk)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:London Airport (LHR/EGLL), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:Montreal-Dorval International Airport, QC (YUL/CYUL), Canada
Vluchtnummer: 861
Following a failed attempt to takeoff from runway 28L, the captain decided to try runway 28R because the runway visual range (RVR) was reported 500 yards, whereas the RVR of 28L was 150 yards. While speeding through 132 knots the captain moved the control column back, but felt no response. Because the controls felt as though they were not connected, he decided to abort the takeoff. The DC-8 overran the runway at high speed and came to rest in a cabbage field, 800 yards past the end of the runway.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The captain in the mistaken belief that the elevator control system was defective, abandoned the take-off at a speed and position on the runway which precluded the possibility of bringing the aircraft to a halt in the runway length remaining."

» ICAO Circular 78-AN/66 (p.47-54)


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen London Airport en Montreal-Dorval International Airport, QC bedraagt 5176 km (3235 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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