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Hull-loss description
Last updated: 26 May 2017
Date:Sunday 13 May 2001
Type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-222
Operator:United Airlines
Registration: N7274U
C/n / msn: 21421/1383
First flight: 1978-08-25 (22 years 9 months)
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Omaha-Eppley Airfield, NE (OMA) (   United States of America)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Several airliners were damaged when a hailstorm struck Eppley Airport. Boeing 727 N7274U suffered substantial damage and was flown to Victorville, CA to be withdrawn from use.


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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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Boeing 727

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  • 52nd fatal accident
  • 1832 built
  • 54th worst accident (at the time)
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