Accident
Last updated: 25 April 2014
Status:Definitief
Datum:vrijdag 22 november 1968
Tijd:17:25 UTC
Type:McDonnell Douglas DC-8-62
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Japan Air Lines - JAL
Registratie: JA8032
Constructienummer: 45954/362
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 11
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 96
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 107
Schade: Onbekend
Plaats:San Fransisco Bay, CA (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Tokyo-Haneda Airport (HND/RJTT), Japan
Vliegveld van aankomst:San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer: 2
Beschrijving:
DC-8 JA8032 named "Shiga" arrived in the San Francisco area after an uneventful flight from Tokyo. Normal communications were established, and the crew was radar vectored to the Woodside VOR and thence to intercept the ILS for runway 28L at San Francisco. The flight crossed the Woodside VOR at 17:16 at approximately 4,000 feet and, at 17:18:30, was cleared to descend to 2,000 feet . The flight descended in a constant, uninterrupted rate of descent from this time until about 6 seconds before water impact at 17:24:25. The aircraft was on the localizer and contacted the water about 2,5 miles from the end of runway 28L. There were no injuries to any of the passengers or crew during the accident and ensuing evacuation. The aircraft was recovered from the waters of San Francisco Bay about 55 hours after the accident. Repairs were carried out by United Air Lines and the plane was delivered back to JAL on March 31, 1969.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The improper application of the prescribed procedures to execute an automatic-coupled ILS approach. This deviation from the prescribed procedures was, in part, due to a lack of familiarization and infrequent operation of the installed flight director and autopilot system."

Bronnen:
» NTSB AAR-70-02


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Kaart
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 Tokyo-Haneda Airport en San Francisco International Airport, CA bedraagt 8231 km (5144 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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