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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 16282
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Date:22-MAR-2008
Time:00:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic B752 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 757-225
Owner/operator:US Airways
Registration: N921UW
MSN: 22201/21
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 180
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Incident
Location:near Annapolis, MD -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:MCO
Destination airport:PHL
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
On Saturday, March 22, 2008, at about 9:30 a.m. EDT, a composite panel, measuring about 4 feet by 5 feet, on the trailing edge of the upper side of the left wing, broke lose from the aircraft and struck several of the windows towards the rear of the aircraft. The impact caused the outer pane of one window to crack. The inner pane was undamaged and the pressurization of the aircraft was not compromised.
Because the loss of the wing panel adversely affected the flight characteristics of the aircraft, the event has been classified as an accident.
The wing panel has not yet been located. Safety Board investigators are using a specialized computer program to perform a Ballistic Trajectory Analysis with data such as the aircraft ground track, speed, prevailing winds and other factors to create a search area where the missing panel is most likely to be found. Once a specific search area has been created, local authorities in the vicinity will be notified that an aircraft part may be located in their jurisdiction.

Sources:

NTSB

Location

Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation A-08-22 issued 22 May 2008 by NTSB to FAA
Safety recommendation A-08-23 issued 22 May 2008 by NTSB to FAA
Safety recommendation A-08-24 issued 22 May 2008 by NTSB to FAA


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Mar-2008 11:56 relax630 Added
28-Mar-2008 05:05 harro Updated
21-Dec-2016 19:13 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:14 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:20 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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