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Korean Air 852

Accident Case Study




Photo: HL7350, from Aviation Safety Network.

Accident Report

  • Date: 13 JUN 1991
  • Time: 18:41
  • Type: Boeing 727-281
  • Operator: Korean Air
  • Registration: HL7350
  • Crew: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
  • Passengers: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 120
  • Total: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 127
  • Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
  • Location: Taegu Airport (TAE) (South Korea)
  • Phase: Landing (LDG)
  • Nature: Domestic Scheduled Passenger
  • Departure airport: Jeju (Cheju) International Airport (CJU/RKPC), South Korea
  • Destination airport: Daegu (Taegu) International Airport (TAE/RKTN), South Korea


Gear-up landing. The crew failed to read out the landing procedure checklist, didn't select the gear down. The circuit breaker was pulled when the warning system horn sounded.


The narrative says it all.

See Also:

Checklist Philosophy


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