Event Details

Title:Runway overrun, Seaboard World Airlines, Inc., Douglas DC-8-63F, N8634, Stockton Metropolitan Airport, Stockton, California, October 16, 1969
Micro summary:This Douglas DC-8-63F overran the runway during a touch & go training flight.
Event Time:1969-10-16 at 1545 PDT
File Name:1969-10-16-US.pdf
Publishing Agency:National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
Publishing Country:USA
Report number:NTSB-AAR-1970-24
Site of event:Takeoff, 29R, Stockton Metropolitan Airport, California,
Departure:Stockton Metropolitan Airport, Stockton, California, USA
Destination:Oakland International Airport, Oakland, California, USA
Airplane Type(s):Douglas DC-8-63
Flight Phase:Landing
Operator(s):Seaboard World Airlines
Type of flight:Revenue
Serious Injuries:0
Other Injuries:0
Executive Summary:On October 16, 1969, at 1545 PDT, Seaboard World Airlines, McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63F, N8634, overran the departure end of Runway 29R at Stockton Metropolitan Airport, California, during the performance of a crew training flight. The aircraft struck a roadway thereby collapsing the left main and nose landing gears. The aircraft came to rest 792 feet beyond the end of the runway. The aircraft was destroyed by fire. The five crewmembers aboard were uninjured.

Seaboard World Airlines DC-8, N8634, on October 16, 1969, was scheduled for use for recurrent training and annual proficiency checks of first officers in DC-8 equipment. The flight originated at the Oakland International Airport (OAK) and was to terminate at OAK. Training maneuvers were to be conducted in the Stockton, California, area, with landing and takeoff practice to be performed at the Stockton Metropolitan Airport. During a touch-and-go landing on Runway 29R at the Stockton Metropolitan Airport, the captain rejected the takeoff because of the sounding of a takeoff warning horn and the activation of a ground spoiler extend light. The crew was not able to stop the aircraft on the remaining runway.

The Safety Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was a false ground spoiler position indication during the takeoff portion of a touch-and-go landing-that induced the captain to discontinue the takeoff at a point too far down the runway to permit him to stop the aircraft on the runway.
Learning Keywords:Operations - Runway Overrun
Operations - Training Flight
Consequence - Hull Loss


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