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Last updated: 19 October 2019
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Date:jeudi 12 juillet 1984
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C141 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-141B Starlifter
Compagnie:United States Air Force - USAF
Immatriculation: 64-0624
Numéro de série: 300-6037
Année de Fabrication:
Heures de vol:27379
Moteurs: 4 Pratt & Whitney TF33-P-7
Equipage:victimes: 8 / à bord: 8
Passagers:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Total:victimes: 9 / à bord: 9
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:près de Sigonella Naval Air Field (NSY) (   Italie)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Militaire
Aéroport de départ:Sigonella Naval Air Field (NSY/LICZ), Italie
Aéroport de destination:Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO/HKJK), Kénya
Détails:
Immediately after takeoff from Sigonella NAS on the Italian island of Sicily, the aircraft’s no. 3 engine experienced an uncontained failure. Debris was ejected and the caused no. 4 engine to also fail. Debris also severed the elevator trim electrical cables, eliminating any trim during flap retraction. Further debris entered the cargo compartment, starting a fire in a pallet containing paint. The cargo fire produced thick poisonous smoke which made visual control of aircraft extremely difficult. The aircraft entered a steep bank and crashed within 198 seconds of takeoff.
Post crash toxicology indicated the crew had received potentially fatal levels of cyanide poisoning from the smoke, prior to impact. Subsequent to this accident, smoke goggles were added to crew oxygen masks.
The aircraft operated on a service to Diego Garcia with a planned refueling and crew change stop at Nairobi, Kenya.

Sources:
» C-141 Lifetime Mishap Summary / Lt. Col. Paul M. Hansen, USAFR, Ret. McChord AFB WA (1 October, 2004)


Photos

photo of Lockheed-C-141B-Starlifter-64-0624
accident date: 12-07-1984
type: Lockheed C-141B Starlifter
registration: 64-0624
 

Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Sigonella Naval Air Field et Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta International Airport est de 4832 km (3020 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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