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Last updated: 12 April 2021
Status:Definitief
Datum:zaterdag 23 maart 1974
Tijd:19:08
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC86 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63CF
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Airlift International
Registratie: N6164A
Constructienummer: 46144/532
Bouwjaar: 1970
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Slachtoffers op de grond:slachtoffers: 1
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Fairfield-Travis AFB, CA (SUU) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Geparkeerd (STD)
Soort vlucht:-
Vliegveld van vertrek:-
Vliegveld van aankomst:-
Beschrijving:
The DC-8 was undergoing a maintenance A-check at the Travis Air Force Base. Suddenly fuel fumes in the no. 1 inboard main fuel tank area exploded. One person on the ground was killed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
personnel - maintenance,servicing,inspection: improper maintenance (maintenance personnel)
powerplant - fuel system: other
miscellaneous acts,conditions - improperly installed
FACTOR
miscellaneous acts,conditions - fire in wing

Bronnen:
» Aviation News 26.04.1974


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photo of DC-8-63CF-N6164A
accident date: 23-03-1974
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63CF
registration: N6164A
photo of DC-8-63CF-N6164A
accident date: 23-03-1974
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63CF
registration: N6164A
photo of DC-8-63CF-N6164A
accident date: 23-03-1974
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63CF
registration: N6164A
photo of DC-8-63CF-N6164A
accident date: 23-03-1974
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63CF
registration: N6164A
photo of DC-8-63CF-N6164A
accident date: 23-03-1974
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63CF
registration: N6164A
 
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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