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Last updated: 23 February 2020
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Date:Saturday 20 March 1993
Time:12:16
Type:Silhouette image of generic B742 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-230B(M)
Operator:Lufthansa
Registration: D-ABZA
C/n / msn: 23287/617
First flight: 1985-06-21 (7 years 9 months)
Engines: 4 General Electric CF6-50E2
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) (   Germany)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF), Germany
Destination airport:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD), United States of America
Narrative:
During take-off, the no.2 engine suffered fan damage caused by a bird strike and failed some 30 kt above V1. Take-off was aborted and the aircraft overran by 450 m.

Classification:
Bird strike
Runway excursion

Sources:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 6/96


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Distance from Frankfurt International Airport to Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL as the crow flies is 6919 km (4325 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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