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Date of Accident:05 July 1970Help
Airline:Air Canada   Help
Aircraft:McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63   Help
Location:Toronto, Ontario, CanadaHelp
Registration:CF-TIWHelp
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Flight Number:621Help
Fatalities:109:109Help
MSN:46114Help
Line Number:526Help
Engine Manufacturer:Pratt & WhitneyHelp
Engine Model:JT3DHelp
Year of Delivery:1970Help
Accident Description:60 feet above the ground during landing, the speedbrakes were inadvertantly deployed by the First Officer, which resulted in an excessive sink rate. The no.4 engine struck the runway, and a go-around was initiated. The aircraft proceeded to climb out normally, but while on a downwind for a second landing attempt, the aircraft exploded. Ruptured fuel line during the first hard landing.
 
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