El Al Flight 1862: crash into a residential area in Amsterdam

Summary

Date 4 October 1992.
Site Amsterdam.
Passengers/Crew 1/3
Fatalities (Pax/Crew/Ground) 1/3/39
Aircraft type Boeing 747-258F (Tail number: 4X-AXG)
Route Schophol, Amsterdam to Ben Gurion, Israel.

Synopsis

On March 4th, 1992, the national carrier of Israel, EL AL Israel Airlines - flight 1862 was a 747- 285R freight aircraft departed New York-JFK Airport for a flight to Tel Aviv via Amsterdam crashed into an apartment building in a suburb in Amsterdam. 15 minutes after the aircraft completed the crew change, cargo processing and refueling at Amsterdam schiphol International Airport, the no. 3 engine and pylon separated from the wing in an outward and rearward movement, colliding with the no. 4 engine causing this engine and pylon to separate at 6500 feet. An emergency was declared and the crew acknowledged the captain’s intention to return to Schiphol Airport and reported that they had a no. 3 engine failure and a loss of engine thrust of both no. 3 and 4 engines. During this descending turn the El Al crew reported that the no. 3 and 4 engines were out and that they were having flap problems. Not long after the flaps problems, the crews also realized that the controls were having problems. While they were reducing speed in preparation for the final approach, flight control was lost and the aircraft crashed into an eleven-floor apartment building causing 48 fatalities which include 3 air crews, 1 passenger and 39 residents from the apartment.

Aviation crash video

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Video embedded from YouTube on 16 March 2009 [1]

Part 2 of 3


Video embedded from YouTube on 16 March 2009 [2]

Part 3 of 3


Video embedded from YouTube on 16 March 2009 [3]

References
1. Nat. Geo. (2006) Amsterdam air crash. Seconds from disaster, 2006. Part 1 retrieved from YouTube on 16 March 2009.
2. Nat. Geo. (2006) Amsterdam air crash. Seconds from disaster, 2006. Part 2 retrieved from YouTube on 16 March 2009.
3. Nat. Geo. (2006) Amsterdam air crash. Seconds from disaster, 2006. Part 3 retrieved from YouTube on 16 March 2009.

Do you want to know more?

Boeing 747-258F Accident description (2006). Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved March 20, 2009
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