Accident Douglas DC-8-33 JA8006,
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Date:Saturday 25 December 1965
Type:Douglas DC-8-33
Owner/operator:Japan Air Lines - JAL
Registration: JA8006
MSN: 45626/143
Year of manufacture:1961
Total airframe hrs:13423 hours
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 41
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:near San Fransisco, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO)
Destination airport:Honolulu International Airport, HI (HNL/PHNL)
Investigating agency: CAB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Flight 813 took off from San Francisco at 13:08 and suffered an uncontained no. 1 engine while climbing through 4500 feet. A fire erupted in the area of the no. 1 engine, but this was quickly extinguished. A safe emergency landing was made at Oakland Airport, CA.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "A disintegrating engine failure and in-flight fire caused by the failure of maintenance personnel to properly secure the low pressure compressor section torque ring during engine overhaul."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CAB
Report number: OAK66A0029
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 7 months
Download report: Final report


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