Serious incident McDonnell Douglas MD-83 N932AS, Friday 19 December 1997
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Date:Friday 19 December 1997
Time:19:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic MD83 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
McDonnell Douglas MD-83
Owner/operator:Alaska Airlines
Registration: N932AS
MSN: 49233/1203
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 75
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:San Francisco, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:Palm Springs, CA (PSP
Destination airport:(KSFO)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The captain ordered an emergency evacuation after noxious fumes and mist entered the aircraft during the taxi to the gate after landing. Examination of the aircraft found the source of the vapors as a failed hydraulic return line from the left-hand engine thrust reverser. Leaking fluid from the line was ingested into the aircraft's APU which had been started in accordance with normal procedures.

Probable Cause: An emergency evacuation due to fumes from a failed hydraulic line that entered into the cabin.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: LAX98IA061
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report




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