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Accident
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Dienstag 29 Januar 1985
Zeit:09:36
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic L188 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-188CF Electra
Fluggesellschaft:Galaxy Airlines
Kennzeichen: N854U
Werknummer: 2009
Baujahr: 1959
Betriebsstunden:47765
Triebwerk: 4 Allison 501-D13A
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Marietta-Dobbins AFB, GA (MGE) (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Philadelphia International Airport, PA (PHL/KPHL), USA
Flug nach:Charlotte-Douglas Airport, NC (CLT/KCLT), USA
Unfallbericht:
The right main gear jammed in transit during the gear retraction following take off from Philadelphia. The crew elected to divert to Dobbins AFB. A belly landing was made on a foamed runway 29. The aircraft veered off the runway at 4200 feet past the runway threshold and a fire erupted in the right main gear area, but was quickly put out. The aircraft came to rest 70 feet from the right side of the runway.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
"Door,landing gear..clearance
Door,landing gear..exceeded
Landing gear,normal retraction/extension assembly..jammed
Landing gear,main gear..movement restricted"

Informationsquelle:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 4/88 (#27)
» Location of Commercial Aircraft Accidents/Incidents Relative to Runways / FAA, Office of Safety Oversight (DOT/FAA/AOV 90-1)
» NTSB id. ATL85MA083


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photo of Lockheed L-188CF Electra N854U
N854U was leased to Galaxy by Interstate, July 1984
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Philadelphia International Airport, PA to Charlotte-Douglas Airport, NC as the crow flies is 717 km (448 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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