Crash-aerien 24 MAY 2003 d'un Boeing 737-3H4 N343SW - Amarillo International Airport, TX (AMA)
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Statuts:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:samedi 24 mai 2003
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic B733 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-3H4
Compagnie:Southwest Airlines
Immatriculation: N343SW
Numéro de série: 24151/1686
Année de Fabrication: 1989-02-24 (14 years 3 months)
Heures de vol:48001
Moteurs: 2 CFMI CFM56-3B1
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 5
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 63
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 68
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:Amarillo International Airport, TX (AMA) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
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:Amarillo International Airport, TX (AMA/KAMA), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de vol:2066
A Boeing 737-3H4 passenger jet, registered N343SW, sustained substantial damage in a landing accident at Amarillo International Airport, TX (AMA), USA. All 63 passengers and five crew members survived. The airplane operated on a flight from Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, NV (LAS) to Amarillo International Airport, TX (AMA).
he aircraft had been cleared to land on runway 04 as the aircraft approached in fast deteriorating weather (the flight was at the edge of a thunderstorm).
The aircraft touched down firm, with no perceptible drift, and the thrust reverses deployed. The airplane inadvertently drifted to the left with both flight crewmembers applying control inputs in an attempt to keep the airplane on the runway. It departed the left side of runway 04. Subsequently, the airplane was steered back onto the runway, where it came to rest with the nose landing gear collapsed aft into the forward navigation/electronics bay.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The probable cause of this accident was the flight crew’s failure to align the airplane’s ground track with the runway centerline before touchdown and the flight crew’s failure to maintain directional control of the airplane after touchdown. Contributing to the accident was the flight crew’s decision to continue the approach and to land with a thunderstorm (with associated gusty and variable winds) reported at the airport and the heavy rain, which reduced the flight crew’s visibility on short final. "

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 10 months
Accident number: FTW03MA160
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 Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, NV et Amarillo International Airport, TX est de 1210 km (756 miles).

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