Narrative:The airplane was being readied for towing following maintenance to repair a fuel leak. While the auxiliary power unit was operating and providing electrical power to the airplane, the tow crew felt a "jolt" and noticed that a circuit breaker for the left wing fuel tank boost pump had tripped. Inspection of the airplane revealed substantial structural damage to the left wing in the area of the fuel tank.
|Status:||Preliminary - official|
|Date:||Thursday 4 May 2006|
|Operator:||Transmile Air Service|
|C/n / msn:|| 22993/1808|
|First flight:|| 1982-07-08 (23 years 10 months)|
|Engines:|| 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15 (HK3)|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Bangalore-Hindustan Airport (BLR) ( India)
|Phase:|| Pushback / towing (PBT)|
TC-JCB was sold to Transmile as 9M-TGA
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.