NTSB Identification: NYC73AN057
14 CFR Part 121 Scheduled operation of NORTHWEST AIRLINES INC
Aircraft: BOEING 727, registration: N498US

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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1-0046  72/10/30   WASHINGTON,DC       BOEING 727          CR-  0  0  6  SCHED DOM PASSG SRV       AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 1647                    N498US              PX-  0  0 21                            31, 4850 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            1271 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT -  WASHINGTON NATL
        OPERATOR - NORTHWEST AIRLINES,INC.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          CLEVELAND,OHIO              WASHINGTON,DC
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           AIRFRAME FAILURE: ON GROUND                              TAXI: FROM LANDING
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           AIRFRAME - LANDING GEAR: MAIN GEAR-SHOCK ABSORBING ASSY,STRUTS,ATTACHMENTS,ETC.
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - MATERIAL FAILURE
        REMARKS- LEFT MAIN LDG GEAR TRUNNION SUPPORT BEAM SEPARATED.

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