Event Details

Title:Crash on takeoff, Japan Air Lines Co., Ltd., McDonnell-Douglas DC-8-62F, JA 8054, Anchorage, Alaska, January 13, 1977
Micro summary:This Douglas DC-8-62F cargo plane, loaded with beef, crashed shortly after takeoff.
Event Time:1977-01-13 at 0635:39 AST
File Name:1977-01-13-US.pdf
Publishing Agency:National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
Publishing Country:USA
Report number:NTSB-AAR-78-07
Site of event:Anchorage
Latitude/Longitude:N6110' W1502', 124' MSL
Departure:Anchorage International Airport, Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Destination:Tokyo International Airport (Haneda), Tokyo, Japan
Airplane Type(s):Douglas DC-8-62
Flight Phase:Climb
Registration(s):JA 8054
Operator(s):Japan Airlines
Type of flight:Revenue
Serious Injuries:0
Other Injuries:0
Executive Summary:At 0635:39 AST on January 13, 1977, Japan Air Lines Co., Ltd., JA 8054 crashed shortly after takeoff from runway 24L at Anchorage International Airport, Anchorage, Alaska. The cargo consisted of live beef cattle for delivery to Japan. The three crewmembers and the two cargohandlers aboard the aircraft died in the crash and the aircraft was destroyed.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the accident was a stall that resulted from the pilot's control inputs aggravated by airframe icing while the pilot was under the influence of alcohol. Contributing to the cause of this accident was the failure of the other flightcrew members to prevent the captain from attempting the flight.
Learning Keywords:Operations - Crew Resource Management
Operations - Icing
Operations - Pilot intoxication
Operations - Uncontrolled Flight into Terrain
Consequence - Hull Loss


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