Accident Boeing 747-412 (BCF) N703CK, Monday 3 February 2020
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Date:Monday 3 February 2020
Time:03:06
Type:Silhouette image of generic B744 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 747-412 (BCF)
Owner/operator:Kalitta Air
Registration: N703CK
MSN: 24226/809
Year of manufacture:1990
Total airframe hrs:99338 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney PW4056
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Category:Accident
Location:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX) -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX)
Destination airport:Honolulu-Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, HI (HNL/PHNL)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
Kalitta Air Flight 368, a Boeing 747-412BCF, struck a trash bin on takeoff from runway 25R at Los Angeles Airport, USA. The takeoff was aborted and the aircraft came to a stop on the runway near taxiway B6. The tower controller reported there was "an excessive smoke" coming from the nose gear. The flight crew shut down the aircraft on the runway to allow ARFF to inspect the aircraft. It appeared that both tyres of the nose gear had blown as result.
Weather reported to the crew during the clearance for takeoff was Wind 330 at 14 knots, gusting to 26 knots.

The accident aircraft was ferried to Kalitta's Oscoda Airport Storage and Maintenance Base on March 5, 2020.

Probable Cause: An unavoidable collision with a garbage dumpster that had blown into the path of the airplane during the takeoff roll.

METAR:

09:53 UTC / 01:53 local time:
KLAX 030953Z 34011G24KT 320V040 10SM SCT040 BKN050 BKN150 13/M06 A2985 RMK AO2 PK WND 36028/0942 SLP105 T01281061=

10:53 UTC / 02:53 local time:
KLAX 031053Z 35016G24KT 10SM FEW040 FEW065 SCT150 12/M07 A2984 RMK AO2 PK WND 33030/1017 SLP101 T01221072=

11:53 UTC / 03:53 local time:
KLAX 031153Z 34015G28KT 10SM FEW045 FEW150 12/M06 A2985 RMK AO2 PK WND 34030/1128 SLP105 T01171061 10161 20117 55002=

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: DCA20CA077
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 11 months
Download report: Final report

Sources:

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