Narrative:Quebecair Flight 714 was approaching Hewanorra Airport runway 10 when it was caught by windshear (a mountain wave). When already over the runway threshold the aircraft stopped its descent. The co-pilot, who was pilot flying, retarded the throttles. However at that moment the aircraft had passed the windshear zone and slammed onto the runway from a height of 6m. The Boeing 707 bounced twice, causing the nosegear to collapse. The Boeing slid 2000 feet and came to rest 4100 feet from the threshold. The aircraft was sold to Aviation Sales as N311AS and was broken up at St. Lucia in 1979.
|Date:||19 FEB 1979|
|C/n / msn:|| 17650/67|
|First flight:|| 1959|
|Engines:|| 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-1-MC6|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 162|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 171 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Saint Lucia-Hewanorra Airport (UVF) (Saint Lucia)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Toronto International Airport, ON (YYZ/CYYZ), Canada|
|Destination airport:||Saint Lucia-Hewanorra Airport (UVF/TLPL), Saint Lucia|
» Jet-Airliner Unfńlle seit 1952 / J. Richter, Chr. Wolf
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display the exact flight path.
Distance from Toronto International Airport, ON to Saint Lucia-Hewanorra Airport as the crow flies is 3749 km (2343 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.