ASN Aircraft accident Boeing 727-223F N701NE Pohnpei Airport (PNI)
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Status:Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Date:Sunday 11 March 2001
Type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-223F
Operator:Express One International
Registration: N701NE
MSN: 22459/1742
First flight: 1981-04-21 (19 years 11 months)
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15 (HK3)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Pohnpei Airport (PNI) (   Micronesia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Majuro-Amata Kabua International Airport (MAJ/PKMJ), Marshall Islands
Destination airport:Pohnpei Airport (PNI/PTPN), Micronesia
The Boeing 727 freighter touched down short of the runway at Pohnpei. The right gear sheared off and left gear collapsed on striking the runway edge.
The aircraft was later damaged beyond economical repair when it slipped off its jacks while it was being repaired following its landing short of the runway at Pohnpei.


» Bill Harms


photo of Boeing-727-223F-N701AA
accident date: 11-03-2001
type: Boeing 727-223F
registration: N701AA

Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
21 APR 1981 N701AA American Airlines
08 MAY 2000 N701NE Express One International leased

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 Majuro-Amata Kabua International Airport to Pohnpei Airport as the crow flies is 1434 km (896 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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