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Last updated: 25 May 2019
Date:Monday 6 June 2016
Type:Silhouette image of generic MD11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas MD-11F
Operator:United Parcel Service - UPS
Registration: N277UP
C/n / msn: 48578/588
First flight: 1995
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney PW4460
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Seoul-Incheon International Airport (ICN) (   South Korea)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Seoul-Incheon International Airport (ICN/RKSI), South Korea
Destination airport:Anchorage-Ted Stevens International Airport, AK (ANC/PANC), United States of America
UPS flight 5X61 suffered a runway excursion and nose gear collapse in a takeoff accident at Seoul-Incheon International Airport (ICN). The aircraft, an McDonnell Douglas MD-11F cargo plane was bound for Anchorage, Alaska.
Takeoff from runway 33L was aborted and the aircraft continued past the end of the runway. The nose gear collapsed and the no. 1 and 3 engines contacted the grass.

The runway was Notamed closed after the accident:
A0854/16 - RWY 15R/33L CLSD DUE TO ACFT ACCIDENT. 06 JUN 14:18 2016 UNTIL 06 SEP 14:17 2016.
CREATED: 06 JUN 14:19 2016


Runway excursion

» Yonhap
» Korea Times

METAR Weather report:
13:30 UTC / 22:30 local time:
RKSI 061330Z 36001KT 9000 SCT040 BKN120 19/14 Q1012 NOSIG

14:00 UTC / 23:00 local time:
RKSI 061400Z 36002KT 9000 SCT040 BKN120 20/14 Q1012 NOSIG

14:30 UTC / 23:30 local time:
RKSI 061430Z 28003KT 250V320 9000 SCT040 BKN120 20/14 Q1012 NOSIG

15:00 UTC / 00:00 local time:
RKSI 061500Z 12002KT 8000 SCT040 BKN120 20/14 Q1012 NOSIG


photo of MD-11F-N277UP
accident date: 06-06-2016
type: McDonnell Douglas MD-11F
registration: N277UP

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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 Seoul-Incheon International Airport to Anchorage-Ted Stevens International Airport, AK as the crow flies is 6056 km (3785 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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