ASN Aircraft accident Airbus A340-313 RP-C3435 Vancouver International Airport, BC (YVR)
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Status:Information verified through authorities or other official sources.
Date:Monday 24 September 2018
Type:Silhouette image of generic A343 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A340-313
Operator:Philippine Air Lines
Registration: RP-C3435
MSN: 302
First flight: 1999-11-10 (18 years 11 months)
Engines: 4 CFMI CFM56-5C4
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Vancouver International Airport, BC (YVR) (   Canada)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Vancouver International Airport, BC (YVR/CYVR), Canada
Destination airport:Manila-Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL/RPLL), Philippines
An Airbus A340-300 aircraft operated by Philippines Airlines, was conducting flight 117 from Vancouver International Airport, Canada to Manila, Philippines. As the aircraft was accelerating for take off on runway 08R at Vancouver, the air traffic tower controller heard a loud boom. The runway was closed for inspection, and tire and other debris were found on the runway. Runway 08R was closed for 15 minutes to clean it up; a few departures and arrivals were delayed. Flight 117 continued its flight to Manila without further incident.
Following the landing at Manila, several holes in the skin were found in the landing gear area. The aircraft received substantial damage to the belly, as well as the Center Landing Gear (CLG) fairing door.

Tire failure
Runway mishap

» TSB A18P0145


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Distance from Vancouver International Airport, BC to Manila-Ninoy Aquino International Airport as the crow flies is 10478 km (6549 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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