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Accident
Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Datum:zondag 20 maart 1955
Tijd:22:36
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-240-0
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:American Airlines
Registratie: N94234
Constructienummer: 66
Bouwjaar: 1948
Aantal vlieguren:13383
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-83
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 11 / inzittenden: 32
Totaal:slachtoffers: 13 / inzittenden: 35
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Springfield, MO (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Chicago (unknown airport), IL, Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Springfield-Branson Regional Airport, MO (SGF/KSGF), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer:AA711
Beschrijving:
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."

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


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