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Accident description
Last updated: 27 March 2015
Date:Wednesday 13 April 1988
Type:McDonnell Douglas DC-8-73CF
Operator:Gabon Government
Registration: TR-LTZ
C/n / msn: 46053/446
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) (   Germany)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF), Germany
Destination airport:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), United States of America
While taxiing to runway 18 in poor weather, the crew turned into the parallel taxiway 'W' with a length of 1200m. Takeoff was commenced and aborted again at the end of the 1200m long taxiway. The aircraft stopped after 710m in soft ground with all four engines torn off.

» ICAO Adrep Summary 2/88 (#50)
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Distance from Frankfurt International Airport to New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY as the crow flies is 6143 km (3839 miles).

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