Descripción del Accidente ASN 04 JUL 1985 McDonnell Douglas DC-8-73CF N816EV - Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU)
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Estado:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Fecha:jueves 4 julio 1985
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC87 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-73CF
Operado por:Air-India
Alquilado a :Evergreen International Airlines
Registración: N816EV
Numéro de série: 45990/375
Año de Construcción: 1968
Motores: 4 CFMI CFM56-2C1
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU) (   India)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport (HKG/VHHH), Hong Kong
Aeropuerto de Llegada: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."

» 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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