NTSB Identification: MIA73IM046
14 CFR Part 121 Scheduled operation of BRANIFF AIRWAYS INC
Aircraft: DOUGLAS DC-8, registration: N801E

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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4-0047   72/11/1   ATLANTA,GA          DOUGLAS DC-8        CR-  0  0  7  SCHED DOM PASSG SRV       AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 2006                    N801E               PX-  0  0 39                            50, 18000 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-MINOR        OT-  0  0  0                            1500 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        CLASSIFIED AS INCIDENT
        NAME OF AIRPORT - HARTSFIELD
        OPERATOR - BRANIFF AIRWAYS,INC.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          HOUSTON,TEX                 ATLANTA,GA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           GEAR COLLAPSED                                           LANDING: ROLL
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           AIRFRAME - LANDING GEAR: NORMAL RETRACTION/EXTENSION ASSEMBLY
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FATIGUE FRACTURE
           PERSONNEL - MAINTENANCE,SERVICING,INSPECTION: IMPROPER MAINTENANCE (MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL)
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - PRECAUTIONARY LANDING ON AIRPORT
                                  SUSPECTED MECHANICAL DISCREPANCY
        REMARKS- NOSE GR SIDE BRACE RETRACT CYL ATTACH LUGS FAILED.SUBSEQUENT FREE FALL OF GR DMGD DWN LOCK ASSY.

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