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Last updated: 23 January 2022
Estado:Final
Fecha:martes 8 septiembre 1970
Hora:16:06
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC86 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63CF
Operador:Trans International Airlines
Registración: N4863T
Numéro de série: 45951/414
Año de Construcción: 1968
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 11 / Ocupantes: 11
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 11 / Ocupantes: 11
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Naturaleza:Ferry/Posicionado
Aeropuerto de Salida:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Washington-Dulles International Airport, DC (IAD/KIAD), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo: 893
Descripción:
The DC-8 freighter started rotating in a nose-high attitude 1500 feet into the takeoff. After becoming airborne at 2800 feet down the runway, the aircraft climbed to about 300-500 feet, rolled 20 degrees to the left, crashed and caught fire. The loss of pitch control was caused by the entrapment of a pointed, asphalt-covered object between the leading edge of the right elevator and the right horizontal spar web access door in the aft part of the stabilizer.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - failed to abort takeoff
airframe - flight control surfaces: elevator assembly,attachments
miscellaneous acts,conditions - jammed
miscellaneous acts,conditions - interference with flight controls
miscellaneous - foreign material affecting normal operations
FACTORS:
pilot in command - inadequate supervision of flight
miscellaneous acts,conditions - checklist-failed to use

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 years
Accident number: NTSB/AAR-71-12
Download report: Final report

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Distance from New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY to Washington-Dulles International Airport, DC as the crow flies is 364 km (227 miles).

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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