SPECIAL INVESTIGATION REPORT - WING FAILURE OF BOEING 747-131 NEAR MADRID, SPAIN, MAY 9, 1976

On May 9, 1976, an Imperial Iranian Air Force Boeing 747-131 crashed as it approached Madrid, Spain. Witnesses observed lightning strike the aircraft followed by fire, explosion, and separation of the left wing. The report includes fire pattern studies, structural failure descriptions, trajectory analysis, fuel flammability calculations, gust loading analysis, and an analytical treatment of several hypotheses.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    National Transportation Safety Board

    Bureau of Technology, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20594
  • Publication Date: 1978-10-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 42 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190732
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB/AAR-78/12
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1979 12:00AM