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Last updated: 23 October 2017
Datum:zondag 19 februari 1989
Type:Silhouette image of generic B742 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-249F
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Flying Tiger Line
Registratie: N807FT
Constructienummer: 21828/408
Bouwjaar: 1979-11-01 (9 years 4 months)
Aantal vlieguren:34000
Aantal vluchten:9000
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7Q
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:12 km (7.5 mijl) van Kuala Lumpur Subang International Airport (KUL) (   MaleisiŽ)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Singapore-Changi International Airport (SIN/WSSS), Singapore
Vliegveld van aankomst:Kuala Lumpur Subang International Airport (KUL/WMKK), MaleisiŽ
Vluchtnummer: 66
The Boeing, named "Thomas Haywood", was less than half loaded with textiles, computer software and mail when it departed Singapore. Approaching Kuala Lumpur, the crew were cleared to route direct to the Kayell (KL) beacon for a runway 33 approach. While on the NDB approach, the crew were cleared to "...descend two four zero zero..." which was interpreted by the crew as " 400...". The aircraft descended below minimum altitude and crashed into a hillside at 600 feet/180 m msl just before reaching the Kayell NDB, where minimum descent height was 2400 feet. The Boeing hit treetops and started to break up until bursting into flames.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: Non-standard phraseology was used by Kuala Lumpur ATC, causing the crew to misinterpret the instructions.

» Aviation Week & Space Technology 27.02.89 (24)
» Flight International 17-12.01.1990 (p.44)
» ICAO Adrep Summary


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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 Singapore-Changi International Airport en Kuala Lumpur Subang International Airport bedraagt 296 km (185 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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