ASN Aircraft accident Boeing 737-3L9 PH-TSW Nürnberg
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Status:Information verified through authorities or other official sources.
Date:Saturday 8 February 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic B733 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-3L9
Operator:Transavia Airlines
Registration: PH-TSW
MSN: 24219/1600
First flight: 1988-04-16 (8 years 10 months)
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-3B2
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 145
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 149
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Nürnberg (   Germany)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Salzburg-W. A. Mozart Airport (SZG/LOWS), Austria
Destination airport:Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM), Netherlands
Flightnumber: 484
The push-pull rod of the elevator broke off in flight, severely damaging the rudder. This caused increasing airframe vibration. An emergency landing at Nürnberg was carried out.

Elevator issue
Forced landing on runway

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FAA issued 1 Airworthiness Directive

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photo of Boeing-737-3L9-PH-TSW
accident date: 08-02-1997
type: Boeing 737-3L9
registration: PH-TSW

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Salzburg-W. A. Mozart Airport to Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport as the crow flies is 767 km (479 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.
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