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Date:Monday 27 June 2005
Time:ca 10:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2K5
Registration: C6-BFM
MSN: 22596/763
First flight: 1981-05-07 (24 years 2 months)
Total airframe hrs:37729
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Nassau International Airport (NAS) (   Bahamas)
Phase: Pushback / towing (PBT)
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
A Boeing 737-2K5 airplane, C6-BFM, owned and operated by Bahamasair became detached from the tow bar and tractor and ended up in the ditch adjacent to taxi way Hotel. There were no passengers on board. The aircraft sustained damages to the radome and fuselage bottom skin and frame forward of the nose landing gear.

Probable Cause:

- Airborne Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) was not operational
- No System ‘B’ Hydraulic Pumps
- No Accumulator Pre-Charge
- Tow Bar locking Mechanism Faulty
- No formal training for ground crew as it relates to towing B737 aircraft
- No observed head set for communication used

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: DCA Bahamas
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 21 days ()
Accident number: Final report
Download report: Final report
Language: English

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