Narrative:The DC-8 was 1000 m into takeoff, using runway 15L, when it lifted off prematurely. The aircraft banked left, touched down again, veered off the runway and continued 800 m on the sod before coming to rest with the undercarriage and all 4 engines torn off.
PROBABLE CAUSE: Left elevator geared tab drive arm assemblies and elevator gust lock crank assembly had failed.
» Flight International 14.05.1977 (1298)
Official accident investigation report
|investigating agency: ||Aircraft Accidents Investigation Commission (AAIC) - Japan |
|report status: ||Final|
|report number: ||Final report|
|report released:||30 March 1978|
|duration of investigation: ||12 months|
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Distance from Tokyo-Haneda Airport to Manila International Airport as the crow flies is 2976 km (1860 miles).