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Last updated: 27 November 2015
Datum:Freitag 14 März 1980
Zeit:ca 11:00
Flugzeugtyp:Ilyuschin 62
Fluggesellschaft:LOT Polskie Linie Lotnicze
Kennzeichen: SP-LAA
Werknummer: 11004
Baujahr: 1971
Triebwerk: 4 Kuznetsov NK-8-4
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 10 / Insassen: 10
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 77 / Insassen: 77
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 87 / Insassen: 87
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Warszawa-Okecie Airport (WAW) (   Polen)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), USA
Flug nach:Warszawa-Okecie Airport (WAW/EPWA), Polen
Flugnummer: 007
When approaching Warsaw after a flight from New York, the crew initiated an overshoot procedure due to problems with the locking of the landing gear.
When power was increased, the no. 2 engine disintegrated. Debris of the no. 2 engine damaged rudder and elevator control lines, causing the Ilyushin to enter an uncontrolled descend. The aircraft struck the ground in a 20deg. nose down attitude and exploded while on finals to runway 15.
PROBABLE CAUSE: Metal fatigue of a turbine disc in the no. 2 engine.

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Distance from New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY to Warszawa-Okecie Airport as the crow flies is 6801 km (4250 miles).

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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