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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 247160
Last updated: 27 January 2021
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Date:12-MAY-1998
Time:18:12
Type:Silhouette image of generic B744 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-422
Owner/operator:United Airlines
Registration: N179UA
C/n / msn: 25158/866
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 385
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Accident
Location:Tokyo-Narita Airport -   Japan
Phase: Standing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:RJAA
Destination airport:VHHH
Investigating agency: JTSB
Narrative:
Flight UA801 experienced a torching from the tailpipe of engine no.1 shortly after pushback from the gate at Narita Airport,Japan.
A cabin crew-initiated emergency evacuation was carried out, seriously injuring 4 passengers.

Sources:

JTSB

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: JTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Images:

Photo of N179UA courtesy AirHistory.net


Frankfurt am Main (EDDF / FRA / FRF)
30 May 2011; (c) Danny Grew

Revision history:

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