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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 66019
 
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Date:27-JUN-2009
Time:c. 14:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic B734 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 737-4B7
Owner/operator:US Airways
Registration: N443US
MSN: 24842/1908
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 143
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Tampa International Airport, FL (TPA/KTPA) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Philadelphia International Airport, PA (PHL/KPHL)
Destination airport:Tampa International Airport, FL (TPA/KTPA)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Flight 1241 blew its nose gear tyres on landing at Tampa International Airport, FL (TPA/KTPA). The rough landing caused the front gear to collapse and overhead luggage to fall out.

Television pitchman Billy Mays, who was struck by luggage while on the flight, died the following day. This would lead to speculation that the incident had caused his death, however, it was confirmed that he had died from heart disease.

Sources:

https://www.abcactionnews.com/content/news/breakingnews/story/US-Airways-plane-makes-hard-landing-at-Tampa/J4S8mFG6PEqaw5-jy4S08Q.cspx

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/USA1241/history/20090627/1617Z/KPHL/KTPA

https://www.tmz.com/2009/06/28/billy-mays-last-interview/


Images:

Photo of N443US courtesy AirHistory.net


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Jun-2009 12:05 harro Added
18-Dec-2020 15:50 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]

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