Accident Boeing 747-230B HL7447, Tuesday 15 September 1981
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Date:Tuesday 15 September 1981
Type:Silhouette image of generic B742 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 747-230B
Owner/operator:Korean Air Lines - KAL
Registration: HL7447
MSN: 21773/366
Year of manufacture:1971
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 378
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:Manila Airport (MNL) -   Philippines
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Manila Airport (MNL/RPLL)
Destination airport:Bahrain International Airport (BAH/OBBI)
The pilot initiated a rolling take-off and, moments after the first officer called V1 (80 knots), the flight engineer heard a "bang". He then saw the no. 4 engine EGT rise to maximum. The overheat limit light went on and he called out "engine fire".
The pilot immediately initiated an abort but asymmetrical control problems arose, which compounded the effective use of the brake system. The aircraft overran the runway incurring substantial damage. There was no fire.
Passenger injuries were sustained during the evacuation in the pitch darkness.



History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

19 November 1980 HL7445 Korean Air Lines - KAL 14 Seoul-Gimpo (Kimpo) International Airport (SEL) w/o


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