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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 190682
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Date:27-MAR-1992
Time:13:18
Type:Silhouette image of generic B752 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 757-223
Owner/operator:American Airlines
Registration: N615AM
MSN: 24491/245
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 195
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Hayden, Colorado -   United States of America
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Hayden, Colorado
Destination airport:Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW/KDFW)
Narrative:
THE PILOT HAD REQUESTED THAT THE AIRPLANE BE PUSHED BACK FROM THE TERMINAL APRON TO THE DE-ICING AREA PRIOR TO DEPARTURE. THE WEATHER WAS OVERCAST AND THERE WAS LIGHT PRECIPITATION WITH THE AMBIENT TEMPERATURE AROUND FREEZING. THE SIGNALMAN OPERATED THE HEADSET INTER PHONE WHICH WAS PLUGGED INTO THE COMMUNICATIONS PANEL ON THE NOSE GEAR STRUT. THE CREW CHIEF DIRECTED THE PUSH BACK FROM THE TRACTOR. THE SIGNALMAN WAS STRUCK BY THE NOSE WHEELS. ALL GROUND CREW PERSONNEL, EXCEPT THE SIGNALMAN, STATED THAT THEY HAD BEEN TRAINED BY VIDEO ON THE THREE MAN PUSH BACK PROCEDURES. THEY STATED, HOWEVER, THAT THEY DID NOT HAVE THE LONGER COMMUNICATIONS CORD AND THE CONNECTOR BOX ON THE TRACTOR, WHICH ARE NEEDED TO ACCOMPLISH THE PROCEDURES.

CAUSE:
FAILURE OF THE GROUND PERSONNEL TO FOLLOW PUBLISHED PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES. A FACTOR WAS THE INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT.

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: FTW92LA100 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001211X14301&key=1

Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation A-93-55 issued 25 June 1993 by NTSB to FAA
Safety recommendation A-93-56 issued 25 June 1993 by NTSB to Air Transport Association
Safety recommendation A-93-77 issued 25 June 1993 by NTSB to REGIONAL AIRLINE ASSOCIATION


Images:

Photo of N615AM courtesy AirHistory.net


Miami - International (KMIA / MIA)
27 November 2007; (c) Lewis Grant

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Nov-2016 21:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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