Crash-aerien 20 JUN 1973 d'un McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63 N863F - Bangor International Airport, ME (BGR)
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Statuts:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:mercredi 20 juin 1973
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC86 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63
Compagnie:Overseas National Airways - ONA
Immatriculation: N863F
Numéro de série: 46001/395
Année de Fabrication: 1967
Heures de vol:18453
Moteurs: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-7
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord:
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord:
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 251
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:Bangor International Airport, ME (BGR) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: Au décollage (TOF)
Nature:Charter International
Aéroport de départ:Bangor International Airport, ME (BGR/KBGR), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM), Pays-Bas
Numéro de vol: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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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Bangor International Airport, ME et Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport est de 5205 km (3253 miles).

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