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TUS: Crashed AWA 73S

Sat Apr 21, 2001 12:31 am

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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RE: TUS: Crashed AWA 73S

Sun Apr 22, 2001 8:31 am

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.
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RE: TUS: Crashed AWA 73S

Tue Apr 24, 2001 5:38 am

They had a crash  Confused

RE: TUS: Crashed AWA 73S

Tue Apr 24, 2001 12:36 pm

Yes. And I believe the aircraft was scrapped.
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RE: TUS: Crashed AWA 73S

Wed Apr 25, 2001 9:36 am

I never knew that  Wow!
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RE: TUS: Crashed AWA 73S

Wed Apr 25, 2001 10:37 am

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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