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Accident
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:Voorlopig - officieel
Datum:zaterdag 14 november 1998
Tijd:05:44
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-355C
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:IAT Cargo
Registratie: 5N-VRG
Constructienummer: 19664/643
Bouwjaar: 1968
Aantal vlieguren:67790
Aantal vluchten:15984
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B (HK)
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Oostende Airport (OST) (   BelgiŽ)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Oostende Airport (OST/EBOS), BelgiŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Lagos-Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS/DNMM), Nigeria
Vluchtnummer: 302
Beschrijving:
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.

Bronnen:
» 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)
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
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Kaart
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 Oostende Airport en Lagos-Murtala Muhammed International Airport bedraagt 4926 km (3079 miles).

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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