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Last updated: 19 April 2019
Estado:Preliminar - Oficial
Fecha:miércoles 7 noviembre 2018
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B744 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-412F
Operador:Sky Lease Cargo
Registración: N908AR
Numéro de série: 28026/1105
Año de Construcción: 1997-02-28 (21 years 9 months)
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney PW4056
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 4
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Halifax-Stanfield International Airport, NS (YHZ) (   Canadá)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Halifax-Stanfield International Airport, NS (YHZ/CYHZ), Canadá
Número de Vuelo:GG4854
Sky Lease flight 4854, a Boeing 747-400F, suffered a runway excursion after landing at Halifax International Airport, Canada.
The aircraft departed Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, USA at 07:02 UTC (01:02 local time) and arrived near Halifax about 09:00 UTC (05:00 local time). The controller cleared the flight for an ILS approach to runway 14.
During the approach, the tower controller reported wind from 260° at 16 knots, gusting to 21 and asked the flight if runway 14 was still acceptable. Runway 14 is a 2347m long asphalt runway and the 16 knot wind from 26° would translate to an 8 knot tailwind component. After receiving a confirmation, the flight was subsequently cleared to land on runway 14.
After touching down the aircraft was unable to stop on the remaining runway. It overran the runway, continued past the RESA, and went through the approach lights of runway 32. The aircraft came to a stop 695 feet (210 meters) past the end of the runway, and remained within the airport perimeter, sustaining substantial damage. There was a post impact fire in the tail section, caused by the number 2 engine separating from the wing. All occupants suffered minor injuries.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TSB Canada
Status: Investigation ongoing
Accident number: A18A0085


METAR Weather report:
08:00 UTC / 04:00 local time:
CYHZ 070800Z 21010KT 7SM -RA BR BKN005 OVC036 15/15 A2968 RMK SF5SC3 PRESRR SLP052 DENSITY ALT 900FT

09:00 UTC / 05:00 local time:
CYHZ 070900Z 23013KT 7SM -RA BR BKN005 OVC013 14/14 A2967 RMK SF5SC3 SLP050 DENSITY ALT 800FT

09:12 UTC / 05:12 local time:
CYHZ 070912Z 23011G18KT 8SM -RA BR SCT005 BKN012 OVC049 14/14 A2967 RMK SF4SC2SC2 SLP050 DENSITY ALT 800FT

Subsiguiente / acciones de seguridad

CYHZ issued 1 Notice to Airmen (Notam)

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9V-SFF moved to Sky Lease Cargo in 2017 as N908AR
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Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
28 Feb. 1997 9V-SFF Boeing first flight
13 March 1997 9V-SFF Singapore Airlines Cargo delivered
1 May 2017 N908AR Sky Lease Cargo delivered

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 Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL to Halifax-Stanfield International Airport, NS as the crow flies is 1975 km (1234 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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