Airplane Crash - Anchorage, Alaska 11/27/1970

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Anchorage, Alaska


Date11/27/1970
Time17:05
LocationAnchorage, Alaska
OperatorCapital Airlines
Flight #26
RouteAnchorage - Yokota AFB
TypeMcDonnell Douglas DC-8-63CF
RegistrationN4909C
Cn/In46060/472
Aboard229
Fatalities47
Ground0
SummaryThe military charter overran the runway during takeoff, hit the ILS localizer support structure and burst into flames. The lack of acceleration, undetected by the crew until after V1 speed was reached caused by the main landing gear wheels remaining locked after power was applied for takeoff on the icy runway due to brake or hydraulifailure.

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