ASN Aircraft accident McDonnell Douglas DC-8-73CF N816EV Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Thursday 4 July 1985
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC87 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-73CF
Operating for:Air-India
Leased from:Evergreen International Airlines
Registration: N816EV
MSN: 45990/375
First flight: 1968
Engines: 4 CFMI CFM56-2C1
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU) (   India)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport (HKG/VHHH), Hong Kong
Destination airport:Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU/VECC), India
During landing on runway 19L at Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU) the left main landing gear failed. A fire erupted which was quickly contained by airport fire services.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Failure of the left landing gear bogie pivot pin due to fatigue."

Landing gear collapse
Runway mishap

» Accident summary for the year 1985 / Ministry of Transport and Communications, CAD, AIB


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Distance from Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport to Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport as the crow flies is 2626 km (1641 miles).

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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