- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: November 28, 1972
Time: 19:51
Location: Near Moscow, Russia
Operator: Japan Air Lines
Flight #: 446
Route: Moscow - Tokyo
AC Type: McDonnell Douglas DC-8-62
Registration: JA8040
cn / ln: 46057/474
Aboard: 76   (passengers:61  crew:15)
Fatalities: 62   (passengers:53  crew:9)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft lost altitude while taking off and crashed. The copilot responded to the captain's "gear-up" command by reaching forward and pulling back on the ground spoiler handle, rather than lifting the gear handle which was immediately ahead of the spoiler control. Late night partying by the crew was suspected the night before.
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