Narrative:An uncontained no. 3 engine failure and fire forced the crew to return to the airport for an overweight emergency landing. The pilot, afraid that the aircraft couldn't be stopped on the runway, steered the Boeing off the side of the runway.
|Date:||Sunday 29 March 1981|
|C/n / msn:|| 17623/78|
|First flight:|| 1959|
|Engines:|| 4 Pratt & Whitney JT4A-|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 109|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 118 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Brussel-Zaventem Airport (BRU) (Belgium)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Brussel-Zaventem Airport (BRU/EBBR), Belgium|
The aircraft was damaged beyond repair and withdrawn from use at Brussels.
» Bill Harms
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.