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Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 13 April 1988
Time:05:13
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC87 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-73CF
Operator:Gabon Government
Registration: TR-LTZ
MSN: 46053/446
First flight: 1969
Engines: 4 CFMI CFM56-2C1
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) (   Germany)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF), Germany
Destination airport:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), United States of America
Narrative:
While taxiing to runway 18 in poor weather, the crew turned into the parallel taxiway 'W' with a length of 1200 m. Takeoff was commenced and aborted again at the end of the 1200 m long taxiway. The aircraft stopped after 710 m in soft ground with all four engines torn off.

Classification:
Landing or takeoff on wrong runway
Rejected takeoff
Runway excursion

Sources:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 2/88 (#50)
» ICAO Adrep Summary 5/91 (#27)


Photos

photo of DC-8-73CF-TR-LTZ
accident date: 13-04-1988
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-8-73CF
registration: TR-LTZ
 

Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Frankfurt International Airport to New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY as the crow flies is 6143 km (3839 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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