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Old Air Tran 737-200 Accident In ATL

Sun Aug 29, 2004 12:27 pm

Hey plane people,

Anybody know the full story of the Airtran 737-200 that got crunched in ATL 5 or so years ago. I saw it off the runway next to a ditch with the gear collapsed the day it happened. The plane had a hydraulic problem and landed on 9L and departed the runway 7000 ft down the 10000 ft runway. It is still in ATL sitting on the south side by the old NWA hangar painted white.
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RE: Old Air Tran 737-200 Accident In ATL

Sun Aug 29, 2004 5:27 pm

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RE: Old Air Tran 737-200 Accident In ATL

Mon Aug 30, 2004 2:51 am

What that article does not tell you is that the crew was praised by the FAA, including a positive letter in their permanent file, for using the operating thrust revererser to steer the aircraft off the runway into the grass, and not over the 55 foot embankment it was headed for, and on to a very busy road!
The aircraft was purchased soon after the incident by the ATL fire department for use as fire training device. A few times a year, they drop the gear and tow it to the fire pad for training.

Always good to know the "whole" story, right!

Captain M