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Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:dimanche 5 mars 2000
Heure:18:11
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic B733 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-3T5
Compagnie:Southwest Airlines
Immatriculation: N668SW
Numéro de série: 23060/1069
Année de Fabrication: 1984-12-21 (15 years 3 months)
Moteurs: 2 CFMI CFM56-3B1
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 5
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 137
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 142
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Burbank/Glendale/Pasadena Airport, CA (BUR) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Élévation des lieux de l'accident: 237 m (778 feet) amsl
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, NV (LAS/KLAS), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Burbank/Glendale/Pasadena Airport, CA (BUR/KBUR), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de vol:1455
Détails:
Flight 1455 was vectored for a visual approach to runway 08 with a restriction to remain at or above 3,000 feet amsl until passing the Van Nuys VOR beacon, located about 6 miles from the runway. Radar data suggest that the flight began its descent from 3,000 feet about 4 miles from the runway. FDR data suggest that the flight's descent angle from 3,000 feet to touchdown was in excess of 6 degrees. In comparison, the ILS flight path angle for runway 08 is 3 degrees. The crew was cleared to land by Burbank Tower and also advised that the wind was from 210 degrees at six knots. Touchdown speed was 182 knots. The aircraft could not be stopped on the remaining runway length and overran. It crashed through the perimeter fence at a speed of 32 knots and ended up on a highway. During the accident sequence, the forward service door (1R) escape slide inflated inside the airplane; the nose gear collapsed; and the forward dual flight attendant jumpseat, which was occupied by two flight attendants, partially collapsed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The flight crew's excessive airspeed and flightpath angle during the approach and landing and its failure to abort the approach when stabilized approach criteria were not met. Contributing to the accident was the controller's positioning of the airplane in such a manner as to leave no safe options for the flight crew other than a go-around maneuver."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 4 months
Accident number: NTSB AAB-02-04
Download report: Final report

Sources:
» SKYbrary 
» NTSB-AAB-02-05


Opérations de secours
Both pilots were fired by Southwest Airlines, August 3, 2000.

NTSB issued 4 Safety Recommendations

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accident date: 05-03-2000
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accident date: 05-03-2000
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accident date: 05-03-2000
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accident date: 05-03-2000
type: Boeing 737-3T5
registration: N668SW
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accident date: 05-03-2000
type: Boeing 737-3T5
registration: N668SW
photo of Boeing-737-3T5-N668SW
accident date: 05-03-2000
type: Boeing 737-3T5
registration: N668SW
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accident date: 05-03-2000
type: Boeing 737-3T5
registration: N668SW
 

Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, NV et Burbank/Glendale/Pasadena Airport, CA est de 356 km (223 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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