Runway excursion Accident Boeing 720-059B HK-725, Sunday 27 January 1980
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Date:Sunday 27 January 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic B720 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 720-059B
Registration: HK-725
MSN: 18087/249
Year of manufacture:1961
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney JT3D-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Quito-Mariscal Sucre Airport (UIO) -   Ecuador
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Quito-Mariscal Sucre Airport (UIO/SEQU)
The crew made an instrument approach in VMC weather to Quito. The aircraft landed too fast (143 knots instead of 123 kts) 300 m down the runway. The Boeing, named "Santander", overran the runway by 70 m and came to rest with the nosegear collapsed.
PROBABLE CAUSE: Pilot misjudged speed and distance on landing and didn't follow the appropriate procedures to activate the emergency brakes.




photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK); May 1974

photo (c) Georges Cozzika; Paris-Orly Airport (ORY/LFPO); 1962

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