NTSB Identification: FTW79FA099
14 CFR Part 121 Scheduled operation of CONTINENTAL AIR LINES INC
Aircraft: BOEING 727, registration: N40490

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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1-0021   79/8/7    EL PASO,TX          BOEING 727          CR-  0  0  7  SCHED DOM PASSG SRV       AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 2337                    N40490              PX-  0  0 36                            40, 9500 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            3000 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - EL PASO INTL
        OPERATOR - CONTINENTAL AIR LINES,INC.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION         LAST ENROUTE STOP
          HOUSTON,TX                  TUCSON,AZ                    EL PASO,TX
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           GEAR RETRACTED                                           LANDING: LEVEL OFF/TOUCHDOWN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           AIRFRAME - LANDING GEAR: GEAR LOCKING MECHANISM
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FATIGUE FRACTURE
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - BINDING
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - CORRODED/CORROSION
        REMARKS- DOWN-LOCK ROD FAILED,PN 69-33654-4.

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