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Accident description
Last updated: 23 November 2017
Date:Tuesday 1 November 2011
Type:Silhouette image of generic B763 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 767-35DER
Operator:LOT Polskie Linie Lotnicze
Registration: SP-LPC
C/n / msn: 28656/659
First flight: 1997-05-05 (14 years 6 months)
Total airframe hrs:85429
Engines: 2 General Electric CF6-80C2B6
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 220
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 231
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Warszawa-Frédéric Chopin Airport (WAW) (   Poland)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Newark-Liberty International Airport, NJ (EWR/KEWR), United States of America
Destination airport:Warszawa-Frédéric Chopin Airport (WAW/EPWA), Poland
A LOT Polish Airlines Boeing 767-35DER, SP-LPC, carried out a gear-up landing at Warsaw-Frédéric Chopin Airport (WAW), Poland. The airplane carried 230 passengers but no one was injured.
Flight LO16 operated on a flight from Newark, NJ (EWR), U.S.A. During the flight the airplane suffered a central hydraulic system failure. About 13:16, while on approach to Warsaw's runway 33, the crew managed to deploy the flaps for landing but the undercarriage could not be lowered. The airplane entered a holding pattern at 2750 feet but the gear could not be deployed. In the meantime a pair of Polish Air Force F-16 fighters was deployed and their pilots were able to visually confirm that it was indeed a problem with the landing gear rather than a problem with the annunciators.
The crew then decided to carry out a gear-up landing on runway 33 at 14:35.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: SCAAI Poland
Status: Investigation ongoing
Duration: 2 years
Accident number: SCAAI-1400/2011
Download report: Interim report

Wheel(s) up landing
Forced landing on runway

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Distance from Newark-Liberty International Airport, NJ to Warszawa-Frédéric Chopin Airport as the crow flies is 6819 km (4262 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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