CMB320 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 402 posts, RR: 6 Posted (12 years 1 month 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 745 times:
Does anybody have pictures of the America West 737-200 that crashed in Tucson in the '80s? I've looked all over the internet and haven't been able to find any pictures of this aircraft. I believe it ran off the runway and crashed into some concrete barriers and then the landing gear collapsed or something...
America West From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 655 times:
Here is the information that you are looking for.
Type: Boeing 737-204
Operator: America West
Year built: 1968
Crew: 0 fatalities / 5 on board
Passengers: 0 fatalities / 125 on board
Total: 0 fatalities / 130 on board
Location: Tucson IAP, AZ (USA)
Nature: Scheduled Passenger
Flight: Phoenix-Sky Harbor IAP, AZ - Tucson IAP, AZ (Flightnumber )
While descending to Tucson, a 115Volt AC wire of the No.2 'B' hydraulic pump shorted and punctured a hydraulic system 'A' line. As the aircraft was approaching the airport a fire erupted and burned through to the electrical power wires to the standby hydraulic pump. After landing at Tucson, the aircraft overran the runway, collided with an abandoned concrete arresting gear structure, shearing off the nosegear and continued to slide for 3803ft. The aircraft had flown 62466hrs and 38827 flights. PROBABLE CAUSE: Mechanically worn thrust reverse accumulator check valve and inboard brake isolation check valve.