ASN Aircraft accident Boeing 717-231 N2417F Belleville-Scott AFB, IL (BLV)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Thursday 9 August 2001
Type:Silhouette image of generic B712 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 717-231
Operator:Trans World Airlines - TWA
Registration: N2417F
MSN: 55084/5052
First flight: 2001
Total airframe hrs:845
Engines: 2 BMW RR BR715-A1-30
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 71
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 76
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Belleville-Scott AFB, IL (BLV) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Nashville International Airport, TN (BNA/KBNA), United States of America
Destination airport:Saint Louis-Lambert International Airport, MO (STL/KSTL), United States of America
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:

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
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 2 months
Accident number: CHI01FA270
Download report: Summary report

Gear-up landing
Forced landing on runway



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Distance from Nashville International Airport, TN to Saint Louis-Lambert International Airport, MO as the crow flies is 434 km (271 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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