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Old 31st Mar 2016, 12:59
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Help needed in finding details of DC8 freighter incident

Hi All,

i remember a number of years ago, and incident involving what I remembered was a DC8 losing two engines during turbulence. When I say losing the engines, two fell off the wing! The aircraft made it back to terra firma OK but I cannot find any details on the incident! Any pointers please?
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Old 31st Mar 2016, 13:35
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I can't find a DC-8 incident to match your requirements.
Try these for size
https://aviation-safety.net/database...?id=19920331-0
https://aviation-safety.net/database...?id=19981114-0
Be lucky
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Old 31st Mar 2016, 15:29
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https://aviation-safety.net/database...?id=19921004-2

There was the 747 that lost two engines in Amsterdam, but this was not a happy conclusion.
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I think it was a Boeing 707 somewhere over France that lost two engines on one side many many years ago. It landed safely.
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Some candidate incidents here but can find no DC-8s
Be lucky
David
https://aviation-safety.net/database...php?Event=ACES
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African-registered 707. Severe turbulence over southern France. Two engines fell off the starboard (?) wing. Successful emergency landing at Istres-le-Tube.
The F/O has never stopped talking about it. If pressed, I could probably arrange an audience but you might live to regret it.
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Old 31st Mar 2016, 18:00
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Just a few minutes on Google tells me that it was a Nigerian-registered 707 en route from Luxemburg to Kano on 31.03.92. Severe turbulence - No.3 engine pylon failed and the departing ensemble took No.4 with it.
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Old 31st Mar 2016, 18:06
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In 1967 a Delta DC-8 training flight crashed in Kenner, Louisiana, while attempting to fly a simulated 2 engine out approach at KMSY.

ASN Aircraft accident Douglas DC-8-51 N802E New Orleans, LA

http://www3.gendisasters.com/louisia...motel-mar-1967
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c/n 18718: Delivered to PanAm 30.04.64 as N794PA. After a long and colourful career: registered 5N-MAS to Trans Air Services (at Manston) on 29.01.92. Damaged beyond repair 31.03.92. Didn't last long.
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Best I can find is Kalitta losing an engine and 19 feet of the wing leading edge.

Clear Air Turbulence
http://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.av...20001211X16147
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Thanks chaps! It was the 707 incident that JW411 has mentioned. For some reason I was convinced myself that it was a DC8, so thats why my multiple Google searches came up blank!

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Bob Grimstead wrote it up in Pilot magazine a number of years ago.

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I remember reading the report, initially the Captain didn't believe that the engines had fallen off and took some convincing.
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It Was 707 Luxemburg to Lagos I knew the loadmaster on that flight.
The lost the engines over France and where able to land in Military airport
There must by some report over this one year later the crew got awarded in the UK
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I remember that Captain Bergland was working like crazy to control the aircraft after two engines had departed and the wing was on fire and trying to find a suitable airport to land the darn thing and then looking across at the F/O who was taking photos of the engineless wing !! He finally got it on the ground at Istres Air Force Base in France. Fantastic flying achievement despite the F/O..........
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I believe it was actually filmed on French tv landing on foam run way or maybe getting confused with the one which came a cropper at Ostend
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...initially the Captain didn't believe that the engines had fallen off and took some convincing.
...then looking across at the F/O who was taking photos of the engineless wing
Perhaps it was the photos that convinced him
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Captain Berglund from Denmark
First officer Emery from the UK
Loadmaster was a Fish head whom became a pilot/Captain himself on
the DC8F, insiders will know his name.
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one doesnt get closer to crashing than this, a true story! - Real World Aviation - Mutley's Hangar Forums

I hasten to add that I heard the true account from the loadmaster ... A lot different to how Emery tells the story!
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Martin Emery, met him at ZAS of Egypt, the Zarkani Brothers, he was very fast on Dutch TV when ELAL B747F crashed into the Bijlmer flats at Amsterdam to tell how he saved a B707F in similair situation!!!!!!!!!

I was told it was Captain Berglund whom saved the aircraft but i'm sure the rest of the crew helped him.
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