Date: October 04, 1992
Time: 17:35
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Operator: El Al
Flight #: 1862
Route: Amsterdam - Tel Aviv
AC Type: Boeing B-747-258F
Registration: 4X-AXG
cn / ln: 21737/362
Aboard: 4   (passengers:1  crew:3)
Fatalities: 4   (passengers:1  crew:3)
Ground: 39
Summary: Shortly after taking off from Schiphol Airport, while climbing through 6,500 feet, the No. 3 engine separated with its pylon from the aircraft and damaged the leading edge of the right wing. The No. 3 engine separated in such a way that the No. 4 engine and pylon also separated from the wing. During an attempted return to the airport, the aircraft crashed into a 11 story building in the Bijlmermeer residential district. The design and certification of the B-747 pylon was found to be inadequate to provide the required level of safety. The system to ensure structural integrity by inspection failed. The separation of the No. 3 engine was initiated by fatigue (corrosion) in the inboard midspar fuse pin. This led to loss of the No. 4 engine and pylon and damage to several systems which ultimately led to loss of control of the aircraft.

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