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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 146988
Last updated: 24 November 2021
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Date:14-JUN-1979
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale / BAC Concorde 101
Owner/operator:Air France
Registration: F-BVFC
MSN: 209
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 87
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Accident
Location:Washington-Dulles International Airport, Washington, DC -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Washington-Dulles International Airport, DC (IAD)
Destination airport:Paris-Charles DeGaulle (CDG)
Investigating agency: BEA
Narrative:
While taking off from Washington-Dulles two tyres on the left hand main gear blew. The gear could not be retracted, so the crew of Flight AF054 elected to return to Washington. Some circuitry was damaged after having been hit by debris from the tyres. Debris also caused a fuel and hydraulic leak. Fuel tanks no. 2, 5 and 6 were punctured.


Sources:

http://www.concordesst.com/accident/past.html

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: BEA
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

4 Feb 1979 F-BVFC Air France 0 Washington-Dulles International Airport, DC (IAD) unk
15 Mar 1979 F-BVFC Air France 0 Dakar-Yoff Airport (DKR unk
2 Jun 1979 F-BVFC Air France 0 New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK) unk
16 Jul 1980 F-BVFC Air France 0 unk
28 Jul 1993 F-BVFC Air France 0 New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK) unk

Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation A-81-150 issued 9 November 1981 by NTSB to BEA France
Safety recommendation A-81-151 issued 9 November 1981 by NTSB to BEA France
Safety recommendation A-81-152 issued 9 November 1981 by NTSB to BEA France


Images:

Photo of F-BVFC courtesy AirHistory.net


Toulouse - Blagnac (LFBO / TLS)
5 September 2018; (c) Gert Jan Mentink

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Jul-2012 07:21 harro Added
09-Dec-2015 23:12 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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