Unfallbericht:Toward the end of a local training sortie, the crew noticed the lack of a "Brakes Released" light. After touchdown the thrust reversers did not deploy because they were locked out by the touchdown relay, still in the Flight Mode. However, due to a malfunction, the no. 4 thrust reverser did deploy. Normal brakes were inoperative. The copilot selected emergency brakes, and then continued to make multiple attempts to deploy the spoilers. This caused the no. 3 hydraulic system to lose pressure due to which in turn the emergency brakes failed. Then an electrical malfunction within the gear handle caused the nose gear to retract. A fire erupted, which consumed the aircraft.
|Datum:||Dienstag 18 September 1979|
Lockheed C-141B Starlifter
|Fluggesellschaft:||United States Air Force - USAF|
|Triebwerk:|| 4 Pratt & Whitney TF33-P-7|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: |
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: |
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: |
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||Charleston AFB, SC (CHS) ( USA)
|Flugphase:|| Landung (LDG)|
|Flug von:||Charleston AFB, SC (CHS/KCHS), USA|
|Flug nach:||Charleston AFB, SC (CHS/KCHS), USA|
» C-141 Lifetime Mishap Summary / Lt. Col. Paul M. Hansen, USAFR, Ret. McChord AFB WA (1 October, 2004)
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.