Narrative:The DC-8 was 1000m into take-off, using runway 15L, when it lifted off prematurely. The aircraft banked left, touched down again, veered off the runway and continued 800m on the sod before coming to rest with the undercarriage and all 4 engines torn off.
|Date:||18 APR 1977|
|Type:||McDonnell Douglas DC-8-53|
|Operator:||Philippine Air Lines|
|C/n / msn:|| 45937/324|
|First flight:|| 1968|
|Engines:|| 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 127|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 140 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Tokyo-Haneda Airport (HND) (Japan)
|Phase:|| Takeoff (TOF)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Tokyo-Haneda Airport (HND/RJTT), Japan|
|Destination airport:||Manila International Airport (MNL/RPLL), Philippines|
PROBABLE CAUSE: Left elevator geared tab drive arm assemblies and elevator gust lock crank assembly had failed.
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Distance from Tokyo-Haneda Airport to Manila International Airport as the crow flies is 2976 km (1860 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.