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Last updated: 20 June 2019
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Datum:donderdag 12 juli 1984
Type:Silhouette image of generic C141 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-141B Starlifter
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Air Force - USAF
Registratie: 64-0624
Constructienummer: 300-6037
Bouwjaar:
Aantal vlieguren:27379
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney TF33-P-7
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 8 / inzittenden: 8
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Totaal:slachtoffers: 9 / inzittenden: 9
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Sigonella Naval Air Field (NSY) (   ItaliŽ)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Sigonella Naval Air Field (NSY/LICZ), ItaliŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO/HKJK), Kenia
Beschrijving:
Immediately after takeoff from Sigonella NAS on the Italian island of Sicily, the aircraftís 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.

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


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

Kaart
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 Sigonella Naval Air Field en Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta International Airport bedraagt 4832 km (3020 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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