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Last updated: 24 October 2019
Fecha:miércoles 2 octubre 1991
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B742 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-246B
Operador:Japan Air Lines - JAL
Registración: JA8161
Numéro de série: 22990/579
Año de Construcción: 1983-04-25 (8 years 5 months)
Horas Totales de la Célula:38786
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7R4G2
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Ubicación:cerca Tokyo (   Japón)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Tokyo-Narita Airport (NRT/RJAA), Japón
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD), Estados Unidos de América
The aircraft was climbing through FL165 when the force from hot liquid released from a burst pipe in the pressurization system, blew a 1 mx70cm hole in the fuselage beneath the port wing. The pilot dumped fuel and returned to Tokyo. Because of previous problems, JAL was replacing the air ducts with thicker ones. This aircraft was scheduled for a replacement March 1992.

» Aviation Week & Space Technology 14 October 1991 (32)
» Flight International 9-15 October 1991


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Distance from Tokyo-Narita Airport to Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL as the crow flies is 10007 km (6254 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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