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June 1987 Accident: Alaska 72S @ ANC?  
User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 19
Posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1928 times:

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Photo description says this aircraft was written off because of accident at ANC on June 1987. Was this plane flying for Alaska Airlines at the time of accident?

Does anyone have stories about the June 1987 ANC accident please?

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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9823 posts, RR: 64
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1883 times:
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Status: Final
Date: 09 JUN 1987
Time: 08:55
Type: Boeing 727-90C
Operator: Alaska Airlines
Registration: N766AS
Msn / C/n: 19728/536
Year built: 1968
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7A
Crew: 0 fatalities / 2 on board
Passengers: 0 fatalities / 0 on board
Total: 0 fatalities / 2 on board
Airplane damage: Written off
Location: Anchorage International Airport, AK (ANC) (United States of America)
Phase: Pusback / towing (PBT)
Nature: -
Departure airport: -
Destination airport: -
The mechanic in charge of taxiing the empty aircraft allowed an avionics technician to occupy the pilots seat. They inadvertently deactivated the brake pressurization system. The aircraft struck a passenger jet way and caught fire.

"Brakes(normal)..inadvertent deactivation..company maintenance personnel
Checklist..not used..company maintenance personnel
Planning/decision..inadequate..company maintenance personnel"

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 30408 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1860 times:

Yup, the short story is that the mechanics, who wheren't licensed to taxi ran it into B-1 on the domestic terminal, setting the aircraft on fire.

2 rampers hooked up a towbar and pushed it off of the terminal, which probably saved the whole building from going up.

When I got out of the Army in 94 and ramped for AS that summer you could still see the old concrete pad the support post for B-1 was bolted to...I think it is gone now that they repoured the gates a few years back.

I understand that the people in the cafeteria there got a really good view of the action.

User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2457 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1850 times:

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