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Last updated: 22 January 2019
Status:Final
Date:Sunday 22 July 1990
Time:14:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-222
Operator:USAir
Registration: N210US
C/n / msn: 19555/129
First flight: 1969-02-09 (21 years 6 months)
Total airframe hrs:51264
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 22
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 27
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kinston-Stallings Field, NC (ISO) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kinston-Stallings Field, NC (ISO/KISO), United States of America
Destination airport:Charlotte-Douglas Airport, NC (CLT/KCLT), United States of America
Narrative:
The no. 1 engine accelerated beyond target EPR on takeoff. The crew aborted the takeoff, but the no. 1 engine didn't respond to the retarded power lever, so had to be shut down with the fuel shut-off lever. Asymmetric thrust was controlled with nose wheel steering. The nosegear wheels separated from the gear before the aircraft was brought to a halt.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Failure of the fuel pump control shaft because of improper machining by the repair facility during maintenance modification of the pump and improper procedures during overhaul of the nose landing gear."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 8 months
Accident number: ATL90FA146
Download report: Summary report

Classification:

Sources:
» ICAO Summary 3/94 (#30)
» NTSB


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Distance from Kinston-Stallings Field, NC to Charlotte-Douglas Airport, NC as the crow flies is 301 km (188 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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