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Accident description
Last updated: 18 November 2017
Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 16 December 1981
Time:12:16
Type:Silhouette image of generic B701 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-124
Operator:Hispaniola Airways
Registration: HI-384HA
C/n / msn: 17610/37
First flight: 1959
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3C-6
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Puerto Plata-La Union International Airport (POP/MDPP), Dominican Republic
Destination airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Narrative:
The right main gear track beam failed on landing due to fatigue. The front wheels separated.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
airframe - landing gear: main gear-shock absorbing assy,struts,attachments,etc.
miscellaneous acts,conditions - fatigue

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Puerto Plata-La Union International Airport to Miami International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 1194 km (746 miles).

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