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Last updated: 23 April 2021
Status:Definitief
Datum:zaterdag 28 januari 1995
Tijd:19:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic B742 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-238B
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Kalitta American International Airways
Registratie: N706CK
Constructienummer: 20010/149
Bouwjaar: 1971
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Detroit-Willow Run Airport, MI (YIP) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Ferry
Vliegveld van vertrek:Detroit-Willow Run Airport, MI (YIP/KYIP), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI (DTW/KDTW), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
A Boeing 747-238B airplane, N706CK, operated by American International Airways, sustained substantial damage to the aft pressure bulkhead when cargo pallets shifted during takeoff from the Willow Run Airport, Michigan. Three crew members and a mechanic onboard the airplane reported no injuries. The repositioning flight landed uneventfully at the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport approximately 19:30.
Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and an IFR flight plan was filed.
The flight crew reported the airplane was not pressurized for the 15 minute repositioning flight and the maximum altitude reached was 3,100 feet. They reported no unusual occurrences during the flight and did not know the pallets had shifted until they conducted a postflight inspection and discovered the stack of pallets that had been located in position 3L had shifted aft.
The flight mechanic reported that he had secured the pallets in position 3L and 3R when they were placed there, two flights before the accident flight. The flight engineer reported that he had inspected the pallets during the preflight and "the left side had an overhang" and he could not see the aft locks. He said the front locks were installed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The failure of company maintenance personnel to adequately secure the cargo pallets, and the failure of the flightcrew to detect the deficiency during their preflight inspection."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 10 months
Accident number: CHI95LA078
Download report: Summary report

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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 Detroit-Willow Run Airport, MI en Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI bedraagt 15 km (9 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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