Crash of a Boeing 747-412F in Halifax

Date & Time: Nov 7, 2018 at 0505 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N908AR
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Chicago – Halifax
MSN:
28026/1105
YOM:
1997
Flight number:
GG4854
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The airplane was completing a flight from Chicago-O'Hare to Halifax with no passengers nor any cargo on board. There was a strong westerly wind gusting at 18 knots, which would be approximately 33 mph. It was raining at the time of the occurrence. In more technical terms, according to METAR issued 7 minutes before arrival, the winds were 250 degrees, 11 gusting 18 knots. The ceiling was 1,200 feet above ground and visibility was 8 miles. After touchdown on runway 14 (7,700 feet/2,347 meters), the aircraft was unable to stop within the remaining distance and overran. It struck a localizer antenna during the overrun and lost its undercarriage as well as both engines n°2 & 3 before coming to rest 695 feet (210 meters) past the runway end. A small post-impact fire originated from the detached n°2 engine which was lodged under the tail of the aircraft and the fuselage was bent just after the wings. All four crew members suffered minor injuries.