Descripción del Accidente ASN 20 JUN 1973 McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63 N863F - Bangor International Airport, ME (BGR)
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Estado:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Fecha:mircoles 20 junio 1973
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC86 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63
Operador:Overseas National Airways - ONA
Registración: N863F
Numéro de série: 46001/395
Año de Construcción: 1967
Horas Totales de la Célula:18453
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-7
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 251
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:Bangor International Airport, ME (BGR) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Bangor International Airport, ME (BGR/KBGR), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM), Holanda
Número de Vuelo:4655
Overseas National Airways Flight 4655, a McDonne11 Douglas DC-8-63, was a non-scheduled charter flight from Tampa, Florida, to Geneva, Switzerland, via Bangor, Maine, and Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
There were 251 passengers aboard the flight. The flight from Tampa to Bangor was routine. Flight 4655 departed the terminal about 00:15 local time and proceeded to runway 15. At 00:24, the local controller cleared the aircraft for takeoff.
The captain stated that he heard a "loud, muffled sound" during the takeoff roll. In addition, there was a "slight jarring of the aircraft to the right." The captain then rejected the takeoff and brought the aircraft to a stop on a taxiway adjacent to runway 15.
Fire broke out in the area of the right main landing gear and severely damaged the right main landing gear system, the right wing, and the right side of the fuselage.
Thirty-four passengers were injured, three of them seriously, as they evacuated the aircraft through the emergency escape system.

Probable Cause:

Probable cause: "The undetected deflation of a right main landing gear tire as the aircraft was taxiing for takeoff. The additional loads imposed upon two other tires caused them to fail during the takeoff roll. Subsequently, the wheel assemblies were damaged. The fire was ignited by the friction between the metal wheels and the runway pavement."

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 232 days (8 months)
Accident number: NTSB-AAR-74-1
Download report: Final report


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Distance from Bangor International Airport, ME to Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport as the crow flies is 5205 km (3253 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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