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Accident
Last updated: 19 November 2017
Status:Definitief
Datum:zondag 25 mei 2008
Tijd:13:31
Type:Silhouette image of generic B742 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-209F
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Kalitta Air
Registratie: N704CK
Constructienummer: 22299/462
Bouwjaar: 1980-07-11 (27 years 11 months)
Aantal vlieguren:108560
Aantal vluchten:20599
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7Q
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Brussel-Zaventem Airport (BRU) (   BelgiŽ)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Brussel-Zaventem Airport (BRU/EBBR), BelgiŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Bahrain International Airport (BAH/OBBI), Bahrein
Vluchtnummer: 207
Beschrijving:
Kalitta Flight 207 was a cargo flight from New York-JFK to Bahrain (BAH) with a technical stop at Brussels (BRU). It carried 76 tonnes of cargo. The Boeing 747 was cleared for takeoff from runway 20 (a 9800 x 164 feet asphalt runway).
The initial phase of the takeoff run was uneventful. The speed increased under a constant acceleration until one of the engine experienced a momentary loss of power. This phenomenon was accompanied by a loud bang, heard by the crew and external witnesses, and by flames, seen from the control tower.
The bang and the loss of power occurred around V1 speed. Two seconds after the bang, all four engines were brought back to idle, and braking action was initiated. The thrust reversers were not deployed.
The aircraft came to a stop 300 m after the end of runway 20, above a railroad embankment. The aircraft was severely damaged; it broke in three parts.

Probable Cause:

CAUSE AND CONTRIBUTING FACTORS:
The accident was caused by the decision to Reject the Take-Off 12 knots after passing V1 speed.
The following factors contributed to the accident;
- Engine Nr 3 experienced a bird strike, causing it to stall. This phenomenon was accompanied by a loud bang, noticed by the crew.
- The aircraft line up at the B1 intersection although the take-off parameters were computed with the full length of the runway.
- The situational awareness of the crew,
- Less than maximum use of deceleration devices.
- Although the RESA conforms to the minimum ICAO requirement, it does not conform to the ICAO recommendation for length.

Bronnen:
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» Vrachtvliegtuig breekt in tweeŽn op luchthaven van Zaventem (Gazet van Antwerpen, 25-5-2008)


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Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
11 JUL 1980 B-1894 China Airlines
B-18752 China Airlines new registration
10 SEP 2003 N704CK Kalitta Air

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 Brussel-Zaventem Airport en Bahrain International Airport bedraagt 4710 km (2944 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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