NTSB Identification: NYC71IN029
14 CFR Part 121 Scheduled operation of AIRLIFT INTERNATIONAL INC
Aircraft: DOUGLAS DC-8, registration: N6161A

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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4-0040  70/8/27    JAMAICA,NY          DOUGLAS DC-8        CR-  0  0  3  SCHED DOM CARGO SRV       AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 0413                    N6161A              PX-  0  0  0                            50, 20500 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-MINOR        OT-  0  0  0                            3338 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        CLASSIFIED AS INCIDENT
        NAME OF AIRPORT - JFK INTL APT
        OPERATOR - AIRLIFT INTERNATIONAL,INC.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          JAMAICA,NY                  LOS ANGELES,CALIF
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           MISCELLANEOUS                                            TAKEOFF: RUN
           FIRE OR EXPLOSION: ON GROUND                             TAKEOFF: ABORTED
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           AIRFRAME - LANDING GEAR: WHEELS,TIRES,AXLES
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - MATERIAL FAILURE
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FIRE IN BRAKES,WHEEL ASSEMBLY,WHEEL WELL
        REMARKS- BOTH L FRONT MLG TIRES BLEW OUT. CAUSED FAILURE OF BOTH WHEELS. L MLG CAUGHT FIRE DURING ABORT.

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