Accident Boeing 707-123B C-GQBH, Monday 19 February 1979
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Date:Monday 19 February 1979
Type:Silhouette image of generic B701 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 707-123B
Registration: C-GQBH
MSN: 17650/67
Year of manufacture:1959
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney JT3D-1-MC6
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 171
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Saint Lucia-Hewanorra Airport (UVF) -   Saint Lucia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Toronto International Airport, ON (YYZ/CYYZ)
Destination airport:Saint Lucia-Hewanorra Airport (UVF/TLPL)
Quebecair Flight 714 was approaching Hewanorra Airport runway 10 when it was caught by windshear (a mountain wave). When already over the runway threshold the aircraft stopped its descent. The co-pilot, who was pilot flying, retarded the throttles. However at that moment the aircraft had passed the windshear zone and slammed onto the runway from a height of 6 m. The Boeing 707 bounced twice, causing the nosegear to collapse. The Boeing slid 2000 feet and came to rest 4100 feet from the threshold. The aircraft was sold to Aviation Sales as N311AS and was broken up at St. Lucia in 1979.


Jet-Airliner Unfälle seit 1952 / J. Richter, Chr. Wolf



photo (c) Peter Scharkowski; Saint Lucia-Hewanorra Airport (UVF/TLPL); 1987

photo (c) Airview; Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport (AMS)

photo (c) collection Arno Janssen; Paris-Orly Airport (ORY); June 1976

photo (c) Bob Garrard; Toronto-Pearson International Airport, ON (YYZ/CYYZ); July 1977

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