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Accident
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:Offizieller Zwischenbericht
Datum:Samstag 14 November 1998
Zeit:05:44
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-355C
Fluggesellschaft:IAT Cargo
Kennzeichen: 5N-VRG
Werknummer: 19664/643
Baujahr: 1968
Betriebsstunden:67790
Anzahl Zyklen der Zelle:15984
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B (HK)
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Oostende Airport (OST) (   Belgien)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Oostende Airport (OST/EBOS), Belgien
Flug nach:Lagos-Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS/DNMM), Nigeria
Flugnummer: 302
Unfallbericht:
Flight RCN302 took off from Oostende (OST), Belgium at 03:28 with a cargo of 35 tons of electronics. Heading south over Chimay, Belgium while at FL240 the aircraft encountered turbulence. The no. 3 engine detached, forcing the crew to return to Oostende. A holding pattern was flown to burn up fuel. While holding the airplane also suffered hydraulical problems. Finally an emergency landing was carried out at Oostende at 05:44. The plane overshot runway 26 by 100 m and came to rest just next to the localizer antenna.

Probable Cause:

Laboratory analyses revealed the presence of a fatigue crack on the inner mid spar fitting of engine #3. The crack has been present for a reasonable time. The Airworthiness Directive 93-11-02 asks the replacement of the fittings by improved model at least for July 97. The fittings of engine #3 were from the old design.
Due to the non application of AD 93-11-02, the aircraft was in a non-airworthy condition.

Informationsquelle:
» ICAO Adrep
» Report on the accident B707 - reg. 5N-VRG at Ostend Airport on 14th November 1998 / Ministerie van Verkeer en Infrastructuur


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IAT Boeing 707 5N-VRG belly landed; © RAM Data (www.ramdata.be)
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IAT Boeing 707 5N-VRG belly landed; © RAM Data (www.ramdata.be)
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IAT Boeing 707 5N-VRG belly landed; © RAM Data (www.ramdata.be)
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IAT Boeing 707 5N-VRG belly landed; © RAM Data (www.ramdata.be)
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IAT Boeing 707 5N-VRG belly landed; © RAM Data (www.ramdata.be)
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IAT Boeing 707 5N-VRG belly landed; © RAM Data (www.ramdata.be)
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IAT Boeing 707 5N-VRG belly landed; © RAM Data (www.ramdata.be)
photo of Boeing 707-355C 5N-VRG
IAT Boeing 707 5N-VRG belly landed; © RAM Data (www.ramdata.be)
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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 Oostende Airport to Lagos-Murtala Muhammed International Airport as the crow flies is 4926 km (3079 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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