El Al Flight 1862

El Al Flight 1862Sunday October 4, 1992
Shortly after taking off from Schiphol Airport, while climbing through 6,500 feet, the No. 3 engine separated with its pylon from the aircraft and damaged the leading edge of the right wing. The No. 3 engine separated in such a way that the No. 4 engine and pylon also separated from the wing. During an attempted return to the airport, the aircraft crashed into a 11 story building in the Bijlmermeer residential district. The design and certification of the B-747 pylon was found to be inadequate to provide the required level of safety. The system to ensure structural integrity by inspection failed. The separation of the No. 3 engine was initiated by fatigue (corrosion) in the inboard midspar fuse pin. This led to loss of the No. 4 engine and pylon and damage to several systems which ultimately led to loss of control of the aircraft.

Crash Details

DateSunday October 4, 1992
LocationAmsterdam, Netherlands
Passengers1
Crew3
Fatalities4
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeBoeing B-747-258F
OperatorEl Al
Registration4X-AXG
Flight OriginAmsterdam
Flight Destination Tel Aviv

Recording

Amsterdam, Netherlands
El Al
Boeing B-747-258F
1992