Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2014
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Friday 31 December 1993
Time:10:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic B763 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 767-35DER
Operator:LOT Polskie Linie Lotnicze
Registration: SP-LPA
C/n / msn: 24865/322
First flight: 1990-07-31 (3 years 5 months)
Engines: 2 General Electric CF6-80C2B6
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 74
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Warszawa-Okecie Airport (WAW) (   Poland) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD), United States of America
Destination airport:Warszawa-Okecie Airport (WAW/EPWA), Poland
Flightnumber: 002
Narrative:
The Boeing 767 was operating on flight 002 from Chicago (ORD). On approach to Warsaw (WAW) VFR weather existed with rainshowers, and winds out of 220 degrees at 18 knots. After an instrument approach to runway 11 the airplane touched down on the main wheels. The nose gear then contacted the runway with enough force to break numerous crown stringers and damage the nose gear assembly.

Classification:

Sources:
» NTSB Safety Recommendation A-94-118 through -121


Follow-up / safety actions
Following this and two similar 767 accidents in 1992 and 1993, Boeing initiated production modifications to strengthen the upper crown portion of the fuselage effective on assembly line position 563. Boeing also also published landing techniques in its flight training manual, a Flight Operations Technical Bulletin on the issue and an article in the Airliner magazine.

NTSB issued 4 Safety Recommendations

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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 Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL to Warszawa-Okecie Airport as the crow flies is 7467 km (4667 miles).

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