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Last updated: 21 January 2017
Date:Saturday 29 June 1968
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC85 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-8-53
Operating for:VIASA
Leased from:KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Registration: PH-DCH
C/n / msn: 45383/120
First flight: 1960
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport (AMS) (   Netherlands)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
DC-8 PH-DCH named "Orville Wright" was leased to VIASA by KLM. The aircraft was parked in one of the hangars at Schiphol Airport for a replacement of a fuel pump and work on some wiring. During this work, an explosion occurred in the no. 4 main fuel tank. While some other aircraft were pulled out of the hangar just in time, PH-DCH burned out.


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