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Last updated: 20 October 2017
Statuts:Enquête Préliminaire
Date:samedi 14 novembre 1998
Heure:05:44
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-355C
Compagnie:IAT Cargo
Immatriculation: 5N-VRG
Numéro de série: 19664/643
Année de Fabrication: 1968
Heures de vol:67790
Cycles:15984
Moteurs: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B (HK)
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 5
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 5
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Oostende Airport (OST) (   Belgique)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Aéroport de départ:Oostende Airport (OST/EBOS), Belgique
Aéroport de destination:Lagos-Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS/DNMM), Nigéria
Numéro de vol: 302
Détails:
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.

Sources:
» 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)
photo of Boeing 707-355C 5N-VRG
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)
photo of Boeing 707-355C 5N-VRG
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)
photo of Boeing 707-355C 5N-VRG
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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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Oostende Airport et Lagos-Murtala Muhammed International Airport est de 4926 km (3079 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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