Accident McDonnell Douglas DC-9-41 JA8448,
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Date:Sunday 18 April 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC94 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-41
Owner/operator:Japan Air System
Registration: JA8448
MSN: 47767/885
Year of manufacture:1978
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 76
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Morioka-Hanamaki Airport (HNA) -   Japan
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Nagoya-Komaki International Airport (NGO/RJNN)
Destination airport:Hanamaki Airport (HNA/RJSI)
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
JAS Flight 451 was caught by windshear 8 seconds before touchdown on runway 02. The captain regained control in the last 3 seconds, but couldn't prevent a hard landing, followed by a 1860 m skid. The undercarriage and right wing, inboard of the rear spar, were damaged. Fuel spilled and the DC-9 caught fire.
Wind was 240-320deg, gusting from 26-47 kts.
PROBABLE CAUSE: The landing was done by relatively inexperienced co-pilot. In there conditions against JAS regulations.


Air Safety Week 26 April 1993 (p. 5)
Aviation Week & Space Technology
ICAO Adrep 5/95 (#20)
KLM Flight Safety Bulletin Oct. 1994
Lloyd's List
PZC 190493 p.3
Scramble 168



photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Nagoya-Komaki (NGO); December 1990

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