Accident Boeing 717-231 N2417F,
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Date:Thursday 9 August 2001
Type:Silhouette image of generic B712 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 717-231
Owner/operator:Trans World Airlines - TWA
Registration: N2417F
MSN: 55084/5052
Year of manufacture:2001
Total airframe hrs:845 hours
Engine model:BMW RR BR715-A1-30
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 76
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:Belleville-Scott AFB, IL (BLV) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Nashville International Airport, TN (BNA/KBNA)
Destination airport:Saint Louis-Lambert International Airport, MO (STL/KSTL)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
While on approach to Saint Louis, the nose gear was unable to be extended. The crew decided to carry out an emergency landing at Scott Air Force Base, runway 14L. The airplane came to rest on its nose and main landing gear.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The malfunction of the nose gear extension system, which resulted from a previous ground collision with a wheel chock. A factor was the wheel chock."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CHI01FA270
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years 1 month
Download report: Final report




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