NTSB Identification: NYC84IA225.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26007.
Scheduled 14 CFR operation of PEOPLE EXPRESS
Incident occurred Wednesday, June 27, 1984 in PORTLAND, ME
Aircraft: BOEING 737-130, registration: N417PE
Injuries: 2 Minor,121 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.

CAPTAIN HEARD LOUD 'POP' AND OBSERVED AN ELECTRICAL PANEL INTERRUPTION ALONG WITH ILLUMINATION OF RT 'BUS OFF' & 'GEN OFF BUS' LIGHTS. NO GENERATOR AMPS OR FREQS WERE OBSERVED. FAINT ODOR OF SMOKE. CAPT STARTED APU AND PUT APU GENERATOR ON RT SIDE. 'BUS OFF' LIGHT EXTINQUISHED. WITHIN A MINUTE, SMOKE LEVEL INCREASED. CAPT REMOVED APU & CALLED FOR ELECTRICAL SMOKE AND FIRE CHECKLIST. EMERGENCY LANDING PERFORMED DURING WHICH ALL 4 MAIN GEAR TIRES FAILED. CREW & PAX PERFORMED EMERGENCY EVACUATION. INSPECTION OF ACFT DISCLOSED THE FAILURE IN THE GENERATOR CONTROL UNIT OCCURRED IN A CAPACITOR INSTALLED IN THE CIRCUIT. FAILURE OF THE #2 GENERATOR CONTROL UNIT RENDERED THE ANTI-SKID SYSTEM INOP RESULTING IN THE TIRE FAILURES.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be:

LANDING GEAR,ANTI-SKID BRAKE SYSTEM..INOPERATIVE

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be:

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,VOLTAGE REGULATOR..SHORTED



Contributing Factors

REMEDIAL ACTION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

APU..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM..SMOKE

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