Accident
Last updated: 23 October 2014
Status:
Datum:Dienstag 18 September 1979
Flugzeugtyp:Lockheed C-141B Starlifter
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 64-0647
Werknummer: 300-6060
Baujahr:
Betriebsstunden:18547
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney TF33-P-7
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Charleston AFB, SC (CHS) (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Charleston AFB, SC (CHS/KCHS), USA
Flug nach:Charleston AFB, SC (CHS/KCHS), USA
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 nr.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 nr.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.

Informationsquelle:
» C-141 Lifetime Mishap Summary / Lt. Col. Paul M. Hansen, USAFR, Ret. McChord AFB WA (1 October, 2004)


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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.
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