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User currently offlineCMB320 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 421 posts, RR: 6
Posted (15 years 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1277 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...

Anyone have any pics or more info?

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User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 43
Reply 1, posted (15 years 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1205 times:

I don't believe that AWA even had a crash.

That could very well be the reason you can't find pictures of that crash: they don't exist.

User currently offlineAmerica West From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1199 times:

They had a crash  Confused

User currently offlineAWA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1185 times:

Yes. And I believe the aircraft was scrapped.

User currently offlineAmerica West From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (15 years 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1186 times:

I never knew that  Wow!

User currently offlineAmerica West From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (15 years 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1187 times:

Here is the information that you are looking for.

Accident description

Date: 03.12.1989

Time: 19.10

Type: Boeing 737-204

Operator: America West

Registration: N198AW

C/n: 19710/54

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)

Phase: Landing

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.


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