Accident Airbus A319-112 N764US, Thursday 16 October 2003
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Date:Thursday 16 October 2003
Time:17:12 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic A319 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus A319-112
Owner/operator:US Airways
Registration: N764US
MSN: 1369
Year of manufacture:2000
Total airframe hrs:8630 hours
Engine model:CFM International CFM56-5B6/P
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 106
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Tampa, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Tampa International Airport, FL (TPA/KTPA)
Destination airport:Pittsburgh International Airport, PA (PIT/KPIT)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The captain said that while taxiing to runway 36L, the airplane simultaneously lost steering, and he and his first officer received two electronic centralized aircraft monitor (ECAM) messages related to steering, flight controls, and brakes. The airplane veered left and the captain said he had to brake abruptly to avoid exiting the taxiway. U.S Airways maintenance personnel performed operational tests on the brakes and steering system and faults were found to exist with the Brake Steering Control Unit (BCDU). Messier-Bugatti, manufacturer of the BSCU, inspected and tested the effected BSCU, and according to their report, the BCDU was found not to be fully functional.

Probable Cause: An intermittent fault with the airplane's Brake Steering Control Unit (BSCU) for undetermined reasons, which resulted in a momentary loss of brakes and steering, and a serious injury to a flight attendant during the resultant sudden stop during taxi for takeoff.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: MIA04LA004
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 11 months
Download report: Final report




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