Vliegtuigongeval op 13 DEC 2002 met McDonnell Douglas DC-8-62F N1804 - Singapore-Changi Airport (SIN)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:vrijdag 13 december 2002
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC86 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-62F
Vloog voor:Arrow Air
Gehuurd van:Fine Air
Registratie: N1804
Constructienummer: 45896/303
Bouwjaar: 1967
Aantal vlieguren:73500
Aantal vluchten:29900
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-7 (HK3)
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Singapore-Changi Airport (SIN) (   Singapore)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Tokyo-Yokota AFB (OKO/RJTY), Japan
Vliegveld van aankomst:Singapore-Changi International Airport (SIN/WSSS), Singapore
The DC-8 approached Changi runway 20R following a flight from Yokota. In heavy rain, the first officer, who was pilot flying, could not see the runway lights clearly up to about 200 feet AGL. He continued the approach. Then he felt that the captain was in control and so he let go of the controls but he did not attempt to inform the captain as to whether he was letting him have the controls or he wished to retain the control of the aircraft. The aircraft floated for about 1,300 m before it was put down by the captain. The landing distance available of runway 20R was 3,260 m. When the aircraft touched down, only about 1,500 m of the runway remained available. This was not enough to prevent a runway overrun. The aircraft exited and came to rest about 300 m from the end of the runway. The crew had earlier ascertained from the Runway Analysis Manual that the aircraft's landing weight was within limit for landing on the runway, but had not determined the landing distance required (2,560 m) from the flight manual.

Probable Cause:

1 The FO, the pilot flying the approach and landing, did not elect to go around even though he did not have the runway lights and approach lights in sight at 300 feet above ground.
2 The PIC could have taken over control from the FO when the latter still could not see the approach lights and runway lights at 300 feet above ground.
3 The crew landed long by about 1,300 metres on the runway.
4 The crew had not made a determination of the landing distance required for the landing on Runway 20R. They had just verified using the Runway Analysis Manual that the aircraft landing weight was within limit for the landing.

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: AAIB Singapore
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 6 months
Accident number: AIB/AAI/CAS.002
Download report: Final report

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photo of DC-8-62F-N1804
accident date: 13-12-2002
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-8-62F
registration: N1804

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 Tokyo-Yokota AFB en Singapore-Changi International Airport bedraagt 5247 km (3280 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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