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Last updated: 12 December 2017
Status:
Datum:Sonntag 20 März 1955
Zeit:22:36
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-240-0
Fluggesellschaft:American Airlines
Kennzeichen: N94234
Werknummer: 66
Baujahr: 1948
Betriebsstunden:13383
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-83
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 11 / Insassen: 32
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 13 / Insassen: 35
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Springfield, MO (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Chicago (unknown airport), IL, USA
Flug nach:Springfield-Branson Regional Airport, MO (SGF/KSGF), USA
Flugnummer:AA711
Unfallbericht:
Struck ground 0,25 miles short while flying visually below low clouds.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "A descent to the ground while approaching the airport caused by the crew's inattention to their flight instruments and a possibly sensory illusion giving them an erroneous impression of the attitude of the aircraft."

Informationsquelle:
» ICAO Accident Digest Circular 50-AN/45 (86-88)


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