Runway excursion Accident McDonnell Douglas DC-8-62F N1804, Friday 13 December 2002
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Date:Friday 13 December 2002
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC86 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-62F
Owner/operator:Arrow Air, lsf Fine Air
Registration: N1804
MSN: 45896/303
Year of manufacture:1967
Total airframe hrs:73500 hours
Cycles:29900 flights
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney JT3D-7 (HK3)
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Singapore-Changi Airport (SIN) -   Singapore
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Tokyo-Yokota AFB (OKO/RJTY)
Destination airport:Singapore-Changi International Airport (SIN/WSSS)
Investigating agency: AAIB Singapore
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The DC-8 approached Changi runway 20R following a flight from Yokota. In heavy rain, the first officer, who was pilot flying, could not see the runway lights clearly up to about 200 feet AGL. He continued the approach. Then he felt that the captain was in control and so he let go of the controls but he did not attempt to inform the captain as to whether he was letting him have the controls or he wished to retain the control of the aircraft. The aircraft floated for about 1,300 m before it was put down by the captain. The landing distance available of runway 20R was 3,260 m. When the aircraft touched down, only about 1,500 m of the runway remained available. This was not enough to prevent a runway overrun. The aircraft exited and came to rest about 300 m from the end of the runway. The crew had earlier ascertained from the Runway Analysis Manual that the aircraft's landing weight was within limit for landing on the runway, but had not determined the landing distance required (2,560 m) from the flight manual.

1 The FO, the pilot flying the approach and landing, did not elect to go around even though he did not have the runway lights and approach lights in sight at 300 feet above ground.
2 The PIC could have taken over control from the FO when the latter still could not see the approach lights and runway lights at 300 feet above ground.
3 The crew landed long by about 1,300 metres on the runway.
4 The crew had not made a determination of the landing distance required for the landing on Runway 20R. They had just verified using the Runway Analysis Manual that the aircraft landing weight was within limit for the landing.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB Singapore
Report number: AIB/AAI/CAS.002
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 5 months
Download report: Final report


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