Accident
Last updated: 25 October 2014
Statuts:
Date:mercredi 19 novembre 1980
Heure:07:25
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic B742 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-2B5B
Compagnie:Korean Air Lines - KAL
Immatriculation: HL7445
Numéro de série: 21773/366
Année de Fabrication: 1979-03-23 (1 year 8 months)
Moteurs: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7Q
Equipage:victimes: 6 / à bord: 14
Passagers:victimes: 8 / à bord: 198
Total:victimes: 14 / à bord: 212
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Seoul-Gimpo (Kimpo) International Airport (SEL) (   Corée du Sud) show on map
Élévation des lieux de l'accident: 18 m (59 feet) amsl
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Intern.
Aéroport de départ:Anchorage International Airport, AK (ANC/PANC), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Seoul-Gimpo (Kimpo) International Airport (SEL/RKSS), Corée du Sud
Numéro de vol: 015
Détails:
A Boeing 747-2B5B passenger jet, registered HL7445, was damaged beyond repair in a landing accident at Seoul-Gimpo (Kimpo) International Airport (SEL), South Korea. There were 198 passengers and crew members on board. The airplane operated on Korean Air Lines flight KE015 from Los Angeles (LAX) to Seoul (SEL) with a refueling stop at Anchorage (ANC).
There was a visibility of 1000m in patchy fog as flight KE015 approached Kimpo Airport's runway 14. The aircraft landed 90 metres short of the threshold and contacted a 45 deg embankment slope. The main landing gear was pushed backward and up causing a rupture in the bottom of the plane into the cargo compartment where struts were ruptured. The plane slid down the runway on its nose gear and belly. The wings were intact. No fuel tanks were ruptured. Fire
erupted in the cargo compartment area from sparks and hydraulic fluid from the ruptured struts. There was no fuel fire. The plane quickly filled with smoke. The fire entered and impinged on the seats from floor grills. Fire gutted the fuselage quickly.
Evacuation was fairly orderly. There were some injuries getting off the plane. The smoke got heavy fairly rapidly. Some survivors suffered smoke inhalation. Of the 18 crew and 208 passengers aboard, 6 crew and 9 passengers suffered fatal fire injuries. Four passengers were seriously injured.


Sources:
» A Benefit Analysis for Cabin Water Spray Systems and Enhanced Fuselage Burnthrough Protection (CAA PAPER 2002/04)
» Flight International, 29 November 1980


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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposé destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Anchorage International Airport, AK et Seoul-Gimpo (Kimpo) International Airport est de 6026 km (3766 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tels qui sont connus à ce jour.
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