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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 184090
Last updated: 29 May 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B741 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-128
Owner/operator:Air France
Registration: F-BPVD
C/n / msn: 19752/53
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 193
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Near Montreal Canada -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Montreal
Destination airport:Paris, ORL
Air France Flight 030 was a scheduled passenger flight which originated at Chicago's 0'Hare International Airport at 1820 e.d.t., on August 17, 1970. Its destination was Orly Airport, Paris, France, with an intermediate scheduled stop at Montreal, P.Q., Canada.
The takeoff from Montreal at 22.2 was routine; however, approximately 9 minutes after takeoff, at 22.5 at an altitude of 5600 feet m.s.l., a separation of the second-stage turbine disk rim of the No. 3 engine occurred,and pieces penetrated and ruptured the high-pressure turbine case and associated engine cowling . The separation of the turbine disk rim resulted in a localized fire in the upper forward portions of No. 3 engine.

A fire warning, which came on simultaneously with the turbine failure, terminated after both containers of fire extinguishing agent were discharged. The No. 3 engine was shut down and the flight diverted to John F. Kennedy International Airport, Nev York, where it landed safely at 00.04 (August 18). There were no injuries to passengers, crew, or persons on the ground.



Photo of F-BPVD courtesy

London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)
18 June 1993; (c) Leslie Snelleman

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01-Feb-2016 09:49 whiteshark Added

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