Accident Douglas DC-8-33AF OB-1456, Saturday 28 March 1992
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Date:Saturday 28 March 1992
Type:Douglas DC-8-33AF
Owner/operator:Export Air
Registration: OB-1456
MSN: 45272/118
Year of manufacture:1961
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney JT4A-11
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Iquitos Airport (IQT) -   Peru
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Iquitos Airport (IQT/SPQT)
The DC-8 sustained a nose gear collapse on landing rollout at Iquitos Airport's runway 06. After touchdown the crew noticed a 'gear unsafe' warning. Shortly afterwards the nose landing gear collapsed.

The accident was caused by the fracture of the upper cap of the nose gear shock strut which in turn led to the failure of the control arms of the down lock safety mechanism.


Scramble 157



photo (c) Jorge Merino; Iquitos Airport (IQT)

photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Mojave-Kern County Airport, CA (MHV); February 1991

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