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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 224162
Last updated: 23 October 2020
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Time:19:58 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-823 (WL)
Owner/operator:American Airlines
Registration: N871NN
C/n / msn: 31127
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Vancouver International Airport, BC (YVR/CYVR) -   Canada
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Vancouver International Airport, BC (YVR/CYVR)
Destination airport:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD)
American Airlines flight AA397 to Chicago, Illinois, USA, diverted to Seattle, Washington, USA after it the inside left main gear tire blew on taxi before departure from Vancouver, Canada. Tire debris was found on the runway.
Landed safely and was towed to gate in Seattle. No injuries"

A Boeing 737-800 aircraft operated by American Airlines, was conducting flight AA397 from Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC to Chicago/O’Hare Intl (KORD), IL. During the takeoff from runway 26L at CYVR, one of the tires on the left main landing gear blew. The YVR Airport Authority reported tire fragments on the runway, as well as a hydraulic line support bracket. The flight crew was contacted and determined that the aircraft would be overweight if they returned to CYVR; therefore, the decision to divert to Seattle-Tacoma Intl (KSEA), WA, was elected. The flight crew reported that the hydraulic system A quantity was depleted to 23%, and the ANTI-SKID INOPERATIVE light illuminated after takeoff. An emergency was declared, and the aircraft proceeded to KSEA.
After the landing, the number 2 tire was confirmed to have burst, which resulted in multiple severed hydraulic lines, supports, and wire harnesses in the left wheel well. There was additional damage to the left wing inboard flap, left horizontal stabilizer, and lower wing panels. The left main landing gear tires, damaged hydraulic lines, and canon plugs were replaced.

The aircraft was ferried to Tulsa on 22 April 2019.

TSB A19P0054



Photo of N871NN courtesy

Miami - International (KMIA / MIA)
14 February 2020; (c) Lewis Grant

Onboard American Airlines flight 397 after landing

Revision history:

20-Apr-2019 11:18 Added
20-Apr-2019 11:20 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Apr-2019 11:21 harro Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Embed code]
30-Apr-2019 14:31 harro Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
07-May-2019 19:15 Anon. Updated [Narrative, Photo]

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