Vliegtuigongeval op 30 DEC 1989 met Boeing 737-204 N198AW - Tucson International Airport, AZ (TUS)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:zaterdag 30 december 1989
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-204
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:America West Airlines
Registratie: N198AW
Constructienummer: 19710/54
Bouwjaar: 1968-08-02 (21 years 5 months)
Aantal vlieguren:62466
Aantal vluchten:38827
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 125
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 130
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Tucson International Airport, AZ (TUS) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ (PHX/KPHX), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Tucson International Airport, AZ (TUS/KTUS), Verenigde Staten
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.

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. "

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 9 months
Accident number: LAX90FA061
Download report: Summary report

» ICAO Summary 1/94 (#26)


photo of Boeing-737-204-N198AW
accident date: 30-12-1989
type: Boeing 737-204
registration: N198AW

Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ en Tucson International Airport, AZ bedraagt 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.
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