Incident McDonnell Douglas DC-8-72 N817NA, Monday 28 February 2000
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Date:Monday 28 February 2000
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC87 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-72
Registration: N817NA
MSN: 46082/458
Year of manufacture:1969
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Heklafjell -   Iceland
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Edwards Air Force Base, CA
Destination airport:Kiruna, Sweden
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) DC-8 airborne sciences research
airplane inadvertently flew through a diffuse volcanic ash cloud of the Mt. Hekla volcano in February
2000 during a flight from Edwards Air Force Base (Edwards, California) to Kiruna, Sweden. Although
the ash plume was not visible to the flight crew, sensitive research experiments and instruments detected it. In-flight performance checks and postflight visual inspections revealed no damage to the airplane or engine first-stage fan blades; subsequent detailed examination of the engines revealed clogged turbine cooling air passages. The engines were removed and overhauled.


Revision history:

20-Apr-2010 12:18 Alessandro Added
20-Apr-2010 12:33 harro Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Narrative]
19-May-2012 09:14 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Narrative]

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