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Accident description
Last updated: 17 August 2018
Status:Preliminary
Date:Friday 27 July 2018
Time:04:53
Type:Silhouette image of generic B763 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 767-38EER
Operator:Atlas Air
Registration: N641GT
C/n / msn: 25132/417
First flight: 1992-02-10 (26 years 6 months)
Engines: 2 General Electric CF6-80C2B6F
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Portsmouth International Airport at Pease, NH (PSM) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (HHN/EDFH), Germany
Destination airport:Portsmouth International Airport at Pease, NH (PSM/KPSM), United States of America
Flightnumber:5Y8601
Narrative:
Atlas Air flight 8601, a Boeing 767-300, suffered a hard landing accident at Portsmouth International Airport at Pease, New Hampshire, USA.
The aircraft was flying U.S. troops home from deployment in the Middle East. An intermediate stop was made at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport in Germany, where it departed at 01:14 UTC. The flight made a hard landing on runway 34 at Portsmouth Airport at 08:53 UTC (04:53 local time).
The hard landing resulted in the fuselage skin being creased.

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METAR Weather report:
07:56 UTC / 03:56 local time:
KPSM 270756Z 00000KT 10SM FEW060 FEW250 20/19 A2991 RMK AO2A SLP130 T02030189=

08:56 UTC / 04:56 local time:
KPSM 270856Z 00000KT 10SM FEW070 FEW250 19/19 A2992 RMK AO2A SLP134 T01920189 50004=


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Distance from Frankfurt-Hahn Airport to Portsmouth International Airport at Pease, NH as the crow flies is 5707 km (3567 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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