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Accident
Last updated: 15 December 2017
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Donnerstag 4 Juli 1985
Zeit:18:59
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC87 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-73CF
Betrieben durch:Air-India
Gemietet von :Evergreen International Airlines
Kennzeichen: N816EV
Werknummer: 45990/375
Baujahr: 1968
Triebwerk: 4 CFMI CFM56-2C1
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU) (   Indien)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport (HKG/VHHH),
Flug nach:Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU/VECC), Indien
Unfallbericht:
During landing on runway 19L at Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU) the left main landing gear failed. A fire erupted which was quickly contained by airport fire services.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Failure of the left landing gear bogie pivot pin due to fatigue."

Informationsquelle:
» Accident summary for the year 1985 / Ministry of Transport and Communications, CAD, AIB


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Distance from Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport to Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport as the crow flies is 2626 km (1641 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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