Crash-aerien 25 AUG 2001 d'un Boeing 737-3G7 N306AW - Baltimore/Washington International Airport, MD (BWI)
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Statuts:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:samedi 25 aot 2001
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic B733 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-3G7
Compagnie:America West Airlines
Immatriculation: N306AW
Numéro de série: 24633/1809
Année de Fabrication: 1990-01-12 (11 years 8 months)
Heures de vol:37875
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 6
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 53
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 59
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:Baltimore/Washington International Airport, MD (BWI) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ (PHX/KPHX), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Kansas City International Airport, MO (MCI/KMCI), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de vol:598
A Boeing 737-3G7, N306AW, operated by America West Airlines, sustained foreign object damage (FOD) to both engines during landing when it veered off the left side of runway 27 (9,500 feet by 150 feet, wet grooved asphalt) at the Kansas City International Airport (MCI), Missouri.
The transport airplane sustained substantial damage during landing when it veered off the left side of runway 27 at 0111 CST and both engines sustained foreign object damage (FOD).
Level 4 and 5 thunderstorms were in the vicinity of the airport at the time of the accident. The ASOS rain gauge on the airport indicated 0.42 inches of rain fell between 01:00 and 01:11. The wind was from the northwest at less than 10 knots, and no significant low-level windshear was present at the time of the accident. The first officer was the flying pilot.
The Flight Data Recorder data indicated the airplane was on a stabilized instrument approach with the autopilot engaged until about 200 feet above ground level (agl), when the autopilot was disconnected and the airplane was flown manually. After the autopilot disconnect, the airplane began drifting left and above glide slope. The airplane crossed the runway threshold at about 57 feet agl, offset about 65 feet left of centerline, but the ground track was being corrected back toward centerline. A flare was initiated about 600 feet past the runway threshold and about 35 feet agl. During the flare, the ground track achieved the centerline, but deviated back to the left before main gear touchdown, which occurred about 3,200 feet past the runway threshold. At touchdown, the left main gear was about 56 feet left of centerline with an airplane ground track of about 5 degrees to the left. Within 2 seconds of touchdown (about 300 feet of travel), the left main gear crossed the white runway edge strip, and within 5 seconds of touchdown (about 1,000 feet of travel), the left main gear departed the paved surface. A nearly full right rudder input was made at about 3,450 feet from the runway threshold after main gear touchdown. The airplane departed the runway surface before the ground track altered back to the right.

Probable Cause:

The second in command failed to maintain proper runway alignment, directional control, and landed long. The pilot in command failed to execute a go-around and failed to provide adequate supervision. Additional factors included the thunderstorm, the dark night, the muddy terrain, and the FODed engines.

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 8 months
Accident number: CHI01FA292
Download report: Summary report



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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 Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ et Kansas City International Airport, MO est de 1666 km (1041 miles).

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