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Last updated: 4 August 2020
Datum:donderdag 13 januari 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC86 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-62AF
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Japan Air Lines - JAL
Registratie: JA8054
Constructienummer: 46148/553
Bouwjaar: 1971
Aantal vlieguren:19744
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Totaal:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Anchorage International Airport, AK (ANC) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: InitiŽle klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Anchorage International Airport, AK (ANC/PANC), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Tokyo-Haneda Airport (HND/RJTT), Japan
The DC-8 had been cleared for a runway 24L departure. Taxiing to the runway in thick fog, the crew ended up on runway 24R. Tower control gave directions and the crew then taxied to runway 24L. Just after lifting off the runway, the DC-8 stalled and crashed 300 m past the runway. The initial blood alcohol level of the captain was 298 mgs percent. A blood alcohol level of 100 mgs percent was considered to be legally intoxicating for drivers in the State of Alaska.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "A stall that resulted from the pilot's control inputs aggravated by airframe icing while the pilot was under the influence of alcohol. Contributing to the cause of this accident was the failure of the other flightcrew members to prevent the captain from attempting the flight."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years
Accident number: NTSB/AAR-78-07
Download report: Final report

» Flight International 05 February 1977 (267)
» NTSB-AAR-78-07


NTSB issued 2 Safety Recommendations

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photo of DC-8-62AF-JA8054
accident date: 13-01-1977
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-8-62AF
registration: JA8054
photo of DC-8-62AF-JA8054
accident date: 13-01-1977
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-8-62AF
registration: JA8054

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 Anchorage International Airport, AK en Tokyo-Haneda Airport bedraagt 5523 km (3452 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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