Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
June 1987 Accident: Alaska 72S @ ANC?  
User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Posted (8 years 8 months 17 hours ago) and read 1536 times:


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Frank C. Duarte Jr.



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?


Airliners.net of the Future
3 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9601 posts, RR: 69
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 17 hours ago) and read 1491 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
PHOTO SCREENER

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: -
Narrative:
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.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
"Brakes(normal)..inadvertent deactivation..company maintenance personnel
Checklist..not used..company maintenance personnel
CONTRIBUTING FACTORS
Planning/decision..inadequate..company maintenance personnel"


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29705 posts, RR: 59
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 17 hours ago) and read 1468 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.



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2430 posts, RR: 31
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 16 hours ago) and read 1458 times:

Quoting September11 (Thread starter):

You're back huh?

Goodie.



You can't fix stupid.... - Ron White
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Alaska Starts ANC-ORD Service! posted Tue Dec 7 1999 22:27:49 by ASA_737
Alaska Airlines: 28 Canceled ANC/FAI Flights posted Sat Jan 14 2006 01:30:35 by AS739X
Alaska Launches Daily DFW-SEA/ANC Service posted Mon Sep 12 2005 11:10:24 by SHUPirate1
UA New SFO-ANC Eff. June 3, 2004 posted Wed Apr 21 2004 05:31:12 by Copaair737
America West To Resume ANC On June 1! posted Sat Jan 31 2004 00:06:45 by Jmc1975
Alaska 261 Accident Description - A Great Read posted Wed Oct 8 2003 20:59:48 by Aaron747
Why Doesn't Alaska Airlines Fly ANC - Hnl? posted Fri Aug 30 2002 02:09:03 by Alaskaairlines
Alaska Airlines 737-700 LAX-ANC Nonstop? posted Sun Nov 4 2001 08:25:47 by B737-112
Tell Me Everything You Know About Alaska/ANC ! ! ! posted Mon Jan 24 2000 23:09:08 by Alaska 737-900
United Extra Flights To ANC? posted Sat Dec 9 2006 22:25:40 by Jourdan747