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Last updated: 22 January 2021
Status:Definitief
Datum:maandag 12 september 1966
Tijd:22:01
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-7CF
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Airlift International
Registratie: N2282
Constructienummer: 45128/779
Bouwjaar: 1957
Aantal vlieguren:16054
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Tachikawa Air Base (   Japan)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Tachikawa Air Base (RJTC), Japan
Vliegveld van aankomst:Wake Island Airport (AWK/PAWK), Kleine afgelegen eilanden van de V.S.
Vluchtnummer: 184/2
Beschrijving:
The DC-7 was loaded with 27,484lb of cargo and was cleared to taxy to runway 01 at 21:45. After receiving IFR clearance for Wake Island, the crew reported ready for takeoff and requested the use of the paved runway overrun area. The request was approved. The aircraft failed to rotate at 121 knots (V2) and even accelerated through 128 knots without being able to rotate. The engines were stopped and maximum braking was applied, but the aircraft overran and ran through a fence. The landing gear failed and the aircraft slid to a stop 1700 feet from the runway end. It appeared that the aircraft had been loaded incorrectly causing takeoff centre of gravity to be well forward of the allowable limit.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Improper cargo loading which resulted in the inability of the aircraft to be rotated for take-off under existing conditions."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 6 months
Accident number: NTSB File 1-0016
Download report: Final report


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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 Tachikawa Air Base en Wake Island Airport bedraagt 3209 km (2005 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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