Crash of a Douglas DC-8 in Miami

Date & Time: Feb 4, 2007 at 2255 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HK-4277
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Medellin-Miami
MSN:
45976/372
YOM:
1968
Flight number:
TPA724
Location:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On landing on runway 09, after reverse were deployed, the right main landing gear broke off. The aircraft veered on its right and stopped further on. The aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair.

Ground fire of a Douglas DC-8-71F in Philadelphia

Date & Time: Feb 8, 2006 at 0001 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N748UP
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Atlanta - Philadelphia
MSN:
45948
YOM:
1967
Flight number:
UPS1307
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
25000
Captain / Total hours on type:
16000.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
7500
Copilot / Total hours on type:
2100
Aircraft flight hours:
67676
Circumstances:
On February 7, 2006, about 2359 eastern standard time, United Parcel Service Company flight 1307, a McDonnell Douglas DC-8-71F, N748UP, landed at its destination airport, Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, after a cargo smoke indication in the cockpit. The captain, first officer, and flight engineer evacuated the airplane after landing. The flight crewmembers sustained minor injuries, and the airplane and most of the cargo were destroyed by fire after landing. The scheduled cargo flight was operating under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 121 on an instrument flight rules flight plan. Night visual conditions prevailed at the time of the accident.
Probable cause:
An in-flight cargo fire that initiated from an unknown source, which was most likely located within cargo container 12, 13, or 14. Contributing to the loss of the
aircraft were the inadequate certification test requirements for smoke and fire detection systems and the lack of an on-board fire suppression system.
Final Report: