Accident
Last updated: 24 October 2014
Estado:
Fecha:domingo 20 marzo 1955
Hora:22:36
Tipo:Convair CV-240-0
Operador:American Airlines
Registración: N94234
Numéro de série: 66
Año de Construcción: 1948
Horas Totales de la Célula:13383
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-83
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 11 / Ocupantes: 32
Total:Fatalidades: 13 / Ocupantes: 35
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Springfield, MO (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Chicago (unknown airport), IL, Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Springfield-Branson Regional Airport, MO (SGF/KSGF), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo: 711
Descripción:
Struck ground 0,25 miles short while flying visually below low clouds.

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."

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


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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