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Last updated: 26 July 2021
Datum:dinsdag 27 september 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC86 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-62H
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Japan Air Lines - JAL
Registratie: JA8051
Constructienummer: 46152/550
Bouwjaar: 1971
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 8 / inzittenden: 10
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 26 / inzittenden: 69
Totaal:slachtoffers: 34 / inzittenden: 79
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:6,5 km (4.1 mijl) NW of Kuala Lumpur Subang International Airport (KUL) (   MaleisiŽ)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport (HKG/VHHH), Hong Kong
Vliegveld van aankomst:Kuala Lumpur Subang International Airport (KUL/WMKK), MaleisiŽ
The aircraft struck a 300 feet hill, 4 miles short of the runway while on a VOR approach to runway 15 at Kuala Lumpur Subang International Airport (KUL), Malaysia.
The aircraft had descended below MDA of 750 feet.

Probable Cause:

The accident was caused by the captain descending below minimum descent altitude without having the runway in sight, and continuing the descent until the aircraft struck terrain four nautical miles short of the runway threshold.
A subsidiary contributory factor was insufficient monitoring of the aircraft's flight path by the captain under the adverse weather conditions with several aircraft in the holding pattern awaiting their turn for approach and, more importantly, the co-pilot's failure to challenge the captain's breach of company regulations.

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photo of DC-8-62H-JA8051
accident date: 27-09-1977
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-8-62H
registration: JA8051

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 Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport en Kuala Lumpur Subang International Airport bedraagt 2545 km (1591 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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