NTSB Identification: DCA88IA060.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 39508.
Scheduled 14 CFR OLYMPIC AIRWAYS
Incident occurred Wednesday, June 01, 1988 in JAMAICA, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/25/1990
Aircraft: BOEING 747-200, registration: SXOAB
Injuries: 157 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.

THE AIRCRAFT WAS ON SHORT ILS FINAL APPROACH, WITH THE FIRST OFFICER AT THE CONTROLS, WHEN IT ENTERED A RAIN SHOWER. ALL FORWARD VISIBILITY WAS LOST, ACCORDING TO THE PILOTS. THE CAPTAIN THEN TOOK CONTROL OF THE AIRPLANE AND PERFORMED A GO AROUND MANEUVER. PRIOR TO THE GO-AROUND, THE AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN AND ONE MAIN LANDING GEAR TRUCK STRUCK AN APPROACH LIGHTING JUCNTION BOX. AT LEAST ONE MAIN GEAR TIRE WAS BLOWN AT THAT TIME. THE AIRCRAFT LANDED SAFELY AND THE CREW WAS UNAWARE THAT THEY HAD TOUCHED DOWN SHORT AND TO THE RIGHT OF THE OVERRUN. SEVERAL COMPONENTS ON THE UNDERSIDE OF THE AIRCRAFT WERE DAMAGED BY TIRE FRAGMENTS. WEATHER CONDITIONS AT THE TIME INCLUDED GUSTY WINDS AND A SLIGHT WIND SHEAR. THE AIRCREW HAD EXPERIENCED FORMAL WIND SHEAR TRAINING. THE CAPTAIN HAD ACCRUED ABOUT 4,500 HOURS IN THE B-747 AND THE FIRST OFFICER HAD ACCRUED ABOUT 50 HOURS IN THE B-747.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be:

NONE SUBMITTED

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