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Last updated: 30 November 2021
Datum:maandag 27 juni 2005
Tijd:ca 10:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2K5
Registratie: C6-BFM
Constructienummer: 22596/763
Bouwjaar: 1981-05-07 (24 years 2 months)
Aantal vlieguren:37729
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Nassau International Airport (NAS) (   Bahamas)
Fase: Pushback (PBT)
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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


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