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Last updated: 21 April 2018
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mardi 11 octobre 1983
Heure:08:05 UTC
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic B742 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-249F
Compagnie:Flying Tiger Line
Immatriculation: N806FT
Numéro de série: 21827/406
Année de Fabrication: 1979-10-15 (4 years)
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 3
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 6
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) (   Allemagne)
Phase de vol: Au décollage (TOF)
Aéroport de départ:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF), Allemagne
Aéroport de destination:Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM), Pays-Bas
Numéro de vol:9014
After an intermediate stop in Frankfurt the Boeing 747 having arrived from New York taxied to runway 25R to depart to Amsterdam. Three crew members, three passengers, and two pallets with the cargo which had not been unloaded but was to be flown to its destination airport Amsterdam, were on board the cargo airplane. When starting the takeoff run the pallet on the right side detached and slid backwards causing substantial damage to the airplane. Due to the centre-of-gravity shift, the Boeing rotated into a nose-up attitude. The pilot-in-command rejected the takeoff run at a speed of about 70 kt.
The airplane exited the runway to the left and came to rest between the runways.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Even though it has been shown by tests that the side locks if not correctly engaged, may open when the pallet is pushed sidewards, it must be assumed that the shifted pallet had not been secured. The simple design of the locks to restrain the pallets requires thorough visual inspection since the locks do not automatically take a definite open or locked position. Pressure of time, lack of supervision and non-adherence to operational procedures together with communication difficulties between the crew and the ramp service men led to a chain of unfortunate conditions. The necessary final checks concerning loading, in the end, were omitted or were conducted only superficially."

» ICAO Circular 196-AN/119


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Frankfurt International Airport et Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport est de 363 km (227 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 tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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