Accident Lockheed L-188CF Electra N854U, Tuesday 29 January 1985
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Date:Tuesday 29 January 1985
Type:Silhouette image of generic L188 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Lockheed L-188CF Electra
Owner/operator:Galaxy Airlines
Registration: N854U
MSN: 2009
Year of manufacture:1959
Total airframe hrs:47765 hours
Engine model:Allison 501-D13A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, written off
Location:Marietta-Dobbins AFB, GA (MGE) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Philadelphia International Airport, PA (PHL/KPHL)
Destination airport:Charlotte-Douglas Airport, NC (CLT/KCLT)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The right main gear jammed in transit during the gear retraction following take off from Philadelphia. The crew elected to divert to Dobbins AFB. A belly landing was made on a foamed runway 29. The aircraft veered off the runway at 4200 feet past the runway threshold and a fire erupted in the right main gear area, but was quickly put out. The aircraft came to rest 70 feet from the right side of the runway.

"Door,landing gear..clearance
Door,landing gear..exceeded
Landing gear,normal retraction/extension assembly..jammed
Landing gear,main gear..movement restricted"


ICAO Adrep Summary 4/88 (#27)
Location of Commercial Aircraft Accidents/Incidents Relative to Runways / FAA, Office of Safety Oversight (DOT/FAA/AOV 90-1)
NTSB id. ATL85MA083



photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Oakland International Airport, CA (OAK); March 1984

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