Descripción del Accidente ASN 28 AUG 2002 Airbus A320-231 N635AW - Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ (PHX)
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Estado:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Fecha:mircoles 28 agosto 2002
Hora:18:44
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-231
Operador:America West Airlines
Registración: N635AW
Numéro de série: 092
Año de Construcción: 1990
Horas Totales de la Célula:40084
Ciclos:18530
Motores: 2 IAE V2500-A1
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 154
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 159
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ (PHX) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Houston-George Bush Intercontinental Airport, TX (IAH/KIAH), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ (PHX/KPHX), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo: 794
Descripción:
Flight 794 departed Houston with a an inoperative no. 1 thrust reverser. On August 20, 2002, the number one thrust reverser had been deactivated by maintenance personnel. The airplane touched down at Phoenix on the centerline of runway 08 about 1,200 feet beyond its threshold. During rollout the captain positioned both thrust levers into reverse but then took the number one thrust lever out of the reverse position and inadvertently moved it to the Take-Off/Go-Around (TOGA) position, while leaving the #2 thrust lever in the full reverse position. Full left rudder and full left brake application did not compensate for the yaw. The airplane continued swerving to the right until exiting the right side of the runway. It crossed the apron east of intersection B8, and experienced the collapse and partial separation of its nose gear strut assembly upon traversing the dirt infield area south of the runway between intersections B9 and B10.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The captain's failure to maintain directional control and his inadvertent application of asymmetrical engine thrust while attempting to move the #1 thrust lever out of reverse. A factor in the accident was the crew's inadequate coordination and crew resource management."

Accident investigation:

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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 years
Accident number: LAX02FA266
Download report: Summary report

Fuentes:
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photo of Airbus-A320-231-N635AW
accident date: 28-08-2002
type: Airbus A320-231
registration: N635AW
 

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Houston-George Bush Intercontinental Airport, TX to Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport, AZ as the crow flies is 1611 km (1007 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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