Narrative:No. 3 engine trouble (no. 6 carbon seal was worn, causing loss of lubrication oil) forced the aircraft to return to Tokyo.
|Date:||Friday 23 October 1981|
|Operator:||Trans Mediterranean Airways - TMA|
|C/n / msn:|| 19213/613|
|First flight:|| 1967|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Tokyo-Narita Airport (NRT) (Japan)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Departure airport:||Tokyo-Narita Airport (NRT/RJAA), Japan|
The aircraft landed 1700m past the threshold of runway 16 and bounced. After applying reverse thrust on engines 1,2 and 4, the aircraft ran off the side of the runway and hit a manhole, causing the nosegear to collapse.
Unfavourable weather conditions were caused by a typhoon, which passed 160km South of Tokyo. Other factors included the selection of the wrong runway relative to wind conditions, failure to go around after passing over the threshold at 500 feet AGL; and misunderstanding of instructions.
wx: wind 210-350deg./11-34 knots, visibility 2200m RVR 900m, heavy shower with fog.
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.