Narrative:The no. 1 engine suffered a uncontained failure 50m into the take-off roll. Debris bounced off the runway against the wing and ruptured the center fuel tank. The leaking fuel caught fire.
|Date:||Thursday 5 December 2013|
|Type:||McDonnell Douglas DC-8-62|
|Operator:||Scandinavian Airlines System - SAS|
|C/n / msn:|| 45823/279|
|First flight:|| 1967|
|Engines:|| 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 54|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 65 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Roma-Fiumicino Airport (FCO) (Italy)
|Phase:|| Takeoff (TOF)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Roma-Fiumicino Airport (FCO/LIRF), Italy|
|Destination airport:||Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH/LSZH), Switzerland|
CAUSE: Failure of no. 1 engine first stage fan disk, causing a leak in the no. 2 fuel tank.
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
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Distance from Roma-Fiumicino Airport to Zürich-Kloten Airport as the crow flies is 689 km (431 miles).
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.