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DOUGLAS DC-8-70

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DC87
Aircraft
Name DC-8-70
Manufacturer DOUGLAS
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Low wing
Tail Regular tail, mid set
WTC Heavy
APC C
Type code L4J
RFF Category 8
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Position Underwing mounted
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 4


Manufacturered as:

DOUGLAS DC-8-70
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS DC-8-70


DOUGLAS DC-8-70

DOUGLAS DC-8-70 DOUGLAS DC-8-70 3D

Description

DC-8-71 similar to -61, DC-8-72 to -62 and DC-8-73 to 63. Today mostly used as freighter. Series-72: Wing span: 45,2m Lenght: 48,0m. Series-73: Wing span: 45,2m Lenght: 57,1m. The DC87 is member of the DC-8 family of aircraft.

Technical Data

Wing span 45.2 m148.294 ft
Length 57.1 m187.336 ft
Height 13.1 m42.979 ft
Powerplant 4 x CFM 56-2C5 (97.9 kN) turbofans.
Engine model CFM International CFM56

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) 160 kts IAS 190 kts IAS 290 kts IAS 290 kts MACH 0.78 TAS 460 kts MACH 0.8 IAS 290 kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) 145 kts
Distance 3050 m ROC 2200 ft/min ROC 1500 ft/min ROC 1200 ft/min ROC 1000 ft/min MACH 0.8 ROD 1000 ft/min ROD 2500 ft/min MCS 210 kts Distance 2000 m
MTOW 162025162,025 kg
162.025 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL410 ROD ft/min APC C
WTC H Range 48304,830 nm
8,945,160 m
8,945.16 km
29,347,637.817 ft
NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving DC87

  • DC87, Philadelphia USA, 2006 (On 7 February 2006, towards the end of a flight to Philadelphia, the crew of a DC8-71F detected possible signs of a fire and eventually a system warning confirming that a fire may be developing in part of the main deck cargo. During the subsequent landing, thick black smoke entered the flight deck and an emergency evacuation was performed immediately after the aircraft stopped. Despite the efforts of the emergency services, the aircraft was subsequently destroyed by fire which the Investigation traced to containers which it was suspected but not proved had been loaded with goods which included lithium batteries.)