NTSB Identification: DCA79AA005
14 CFR Part 121 Scheduled operation of UNITED AIR LINES INC
Aircraft: DOUGLAS DC-8, registration: N8082U

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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1-0017  78/12/28   PORTLAND,OR         DOUGLAS DC-8        CR-  2  2  4  SCHED DOM PASSG SRV       AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 1815                    N8082U              PX-  8 21152                            52, 27638 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            5517 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        OPERATOR - UNITED AIR LINES,INC.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION         LAST ENROUTE STOP
          NEW YORK,NY                 PORTLAND,OR                  DENVER,CO
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           ENGINE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION                            IN FLIGHT: HOLDING
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     LANDING: ROLL
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISMANAGEMENT OF FUEL
           PILOT IN COMMAND - DIVERTED ATTENTION FROM OPERATION OF AIRCRAFT
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - INATTENTIVE TO FUEL SUPPLY
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FUEL EXHAUSTION
        FACTOR(S)
           AIRFRAME - LANDING GEAR: NORMAL RETRACTION/EXTENSION ASSEMBLY
           AIRFRAME - LANDING GEAR: LANDING GEAR WARNING AND INDICATING COMPONENTS
           COPILOT - MISMANAGEMENT OF FUEL
           PERSONNEL - FLIGHT ENGINEER: OTHER
        COMPLETE POWER LOSS - COMPLETE ENGINE FAILURE/FLAMEOUT-4 ENGINES
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON LAND
        REMARKS- OTR CRW MEMBERS FAILED TO CONVEY CONCERN ABOUT FUEL EXH TO PIC UNTIL ACDNT WAS INEVITABLE.

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