Accident McDonnell Douglas DC-8-73CF N816EV, Thursday 4 July 1985
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Date:Thursday 4 July 1985
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC87 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-73CF
Registration: N816EV
MSN: 45990/375
Year of manufacture:1968
Engine model:CFMI CFM56-2C1
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU) -   India
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport (HKG/VHHH)
Destination airport:Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU/VECC)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
During landing on runway 19L at Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU) the left main landing gear failed. A fire erupted which was quickly contained by airport fire services.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Failure of the left landing gear bogie pivot pin due to fatigue."


Accident summary for the year 1985 / Ministry of Transport and Communications, CAD, AIB

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