Ok, that I was wrong about. I read so many books and so much lore that I forget more than a lot people can remember. It becomes a blur at times, lol. Thank you for setting me straight there.
Actually, no. That crash happened in the portion of the book between KOTOR 1 and 2. T3 repaired it and took it to find Bastila, but got Meetra instead. That is (partially) why it is badly damaged at the beginning of KOTOR 2, though why Sion was chasing him doesn't flow.