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Last updated: 24 October 2017
Datum:dinsdag 11 oktober 1983
Tijd:08:05 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B742 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-249F
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Flying Tiger Line
Registratie: N806FT
Constructienummer: 21827/406
Bouwjaar: 1979-10-15 (4 years)
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) (   Duitsland)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF), Duitsland
Vliegveld van aankomst:Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM), Nederland
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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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Frankfurt International Airport en Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport bedraagt 363 km (227 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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