Amsterdam Air Crash
Amsterdam Air Crash
Amsterdam Air Crash
Vital statistics
Series Seconds from Disaster
Title Amsterdam Air Crash
Airdate March 28, 2006
Disaster El Al Flight 1862
Date October 4, 1992
Kind Air and Space
Nature Metal Fatigue in Fuse Pin, Engine Collision
Fatalities 43

Amsterdam Air Crash is the 28th episode of Seconds from Disaster and investigates how did a plane crashed after 8 minutes of stable flight.

Plot Edit

El Al Flight 1862, a Boeing 747-200F cargo plane, takes-off from Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (Holland). Metal fatigue in the fuse pin holding up the inner engine on the right wing causes it to fail and force the engine to break off. The engine running at full power shot forward and knocked out the outer engine and damaged 30 ft. of the wing. The lift between the wings becomes unbalanced, but at its current speed, the plane is able to remain relatively level in the air. However, 8 minutes later, when the crew slow down the plane for landing, Flight 1862 banks greatly to the right and loses altitude. The aircraft crashes into a high rise apartment building, killing 43 people.