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Accident description
Last updated: 22 November 2017
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Date:Friday 14 July 1989
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC86 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63F
Operator:TAMPA Colombia
Registration: HK-3490X
C/n / msn: 46041/439
First flight: 1969
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-7
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The forward main cargo door opened during takeoff. The airplane returned safely to Miami.

Classification:
Cargo door failure
Forced landing on runway

Sources:
» FAA


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