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Last updated: 13 October 2019
Status:Final
Date:Monday 31 August 1998
Time:22:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-228F
Operator:DHL Airways
Registration: N722DH
C/n / msn: 19861/682
First flight: 1969-01-15 (29 years 8 months)
Total airframe hrs:50861
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), United States of America
Destination airport:Portsmouth-Pease AFB, NH (PSM/KPSM), United States of America
Flightnumber:1165
Narrative:
Shortly after takeoff, about 600 feet above the ground, the number 2 engine failed. The flight crew declared an emergency and requested to return to the JFK Airport. The first officer was the flying pilot. As the airplane slowed to about 80 knots on the runway, the captain took control of the airplane. Shortly thereafter, the right main landing gear failed. The airplane slid to a stop on the runway. The 3 flight crew members and 2 jumpseat riders exited the airplane and were not injured.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The failure of the right main landing gear caused by fatigue cracking and stress corrosion cracking of the trunnion bearing support fitting."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 years and 9 months
Accident number: DCA98MA084
Download report: Summary report

Classification:

Sources:
» NTSB


Follow-up / safety actions

NTSB issued 1 Safety Recommendation

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accident date: 31-08-1998
type: Boeing 727-228F
registration: N722DH
photo of Boeing-727-228F-N722DH
accident date: 31-08-1998
type: Boeing 727-228F
registration: N722DH
photo of Boeing-727-228F-N722DH
accident date: 31-08-1998
type: Boeing 727-228F
registration: N722DH
 

Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
15 JAN 1969 F-BOJE Air France
10 DEC 1990 N722DH DHL

Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY to Portsmouth-Pease AFB, NH as the crow flies is 363 km (227 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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