Unfallbericht: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 3803 feet.
|Datum:||Samstag 30 Dezember 1989|
|Fluggesellschaft:||America West Airlines|
|Baujahr:|| 1968-08-02 (21 years 5 months)|
|Anzahl Zyklen der Zelle:||38827|
|Triebwerk:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 125|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 130 |
|Sachschaden:|| schwer beschädigt|
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||Tucson International Airport, AZ (TUS) ( USA)
|Flugphase:|| Landung (LDG)|
|Betriebsart:||Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug|
|Flug von:||Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ (PHX/KPHX), USA|
|Flug nach:||Tucson International Airport, AZ (TUS/KTUS), USA|
Probable Cause:PROBABLE CAUSE: "Failure of the operator's maintenance personnel to detect an electrical wire which had chafed against a hydraulic line and which eventually arced causing a leak in the hydraulic line and subsequent fire and hydraulic system failure. In addition, previous wear of check valves in the backup hydraulic systems prevented the airplane from stopping on the runway. A contributing factor was the airplane manufacturer's inadequate guidance for maintaining the hydraulic components. "
» ICAO Summary 1/94 (#26)
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Distance from Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ to Tucson International Airport, AZ as the crow flies is 176 km (110 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.