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Date:Tuesday 24 June 1969
Type:Convair CV-880-22M-3
Operator:Japan Air Lines - JAL
Registration: JA8028
MSN: 22-00-49M
First flight: 1963
Total airframe hrs:14278
Engines: 4 General Electric CJ805-3B
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Moses Lake-Grant County Airport, WA (MWH) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Moses Lake-Grant County Airport, WA (MWH/KMWH), United States of America
Destination airport:Moses Lake-Grant County Airport, WA (MWH/KMWH), United States of America
Power was reduced on the no. 4 engine during a takeoff from runway 32R. The Convair continued to yaw to the right until the no. 4 engine struck the runway. The aircraft slid off the runway and burst into flames.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Delayed corrective action during a simulated critical-engine-out takeoff maneuver resulting in an excessive sideslip from which full recovery could not be effected."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 years
Accident number: NTSB/AAR-70-11
Download report: Final report
Language: English

Follow-up / safety actions

NTSB issued 1 Safety Recommendation

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