Accident Rockwell Space Shuttle Challenger OV-099, 28 Jan 1986
ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 245485
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Time:16:39:13 UTC
Type:Rockwell Space Shuttle Challenger
Registration: OV-099
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Off the Florida coast, Atlantic Ocean -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:LC39A, Cape Canaveral, Fl
Destination airport:KTTS Titusville, FL
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
During mission STS-51l, at about T+73 seconds, the left SRB suffered a o-ring burn through that caused hot gas to touch the external tank, causing it it fail and the Orbiter was destroyed due to aerodynamic forces.


Revision history:

09-Dec-2020 14:05 ErinBensen Added

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description

The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
Quick Links:

CONNECT WITH US: FSF on social media FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2023 Flight Safety Foundation

1920 Ballenger Av, 4th Fl.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314