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Last updated: 17 October 2017
Fecha:domingo 15 marzo 1959
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-240-0
Operador:American Airlines
Registración: N94273
Numéro de série: 150
Año de Construcción: 1949
Horas Totales de la Célula:22720
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-83AM4A
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:1,5 km (0.9 milles) SE of Chicago-Midway Airport, IL (MDW) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:New York-La Guardia Airport, NY (LGA/KLGA), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Chicago-Midway Airport, IL (MDW/KMDW), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:AA2815
Collided with a steel tower (96 feet high) while on the second ILS approach. The aircraft crashed in a railroad yard, skidded across tracks.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the pilot's descent below his allowable minimum altitude and his inattention to flight instruments while attempting to locate the runway visually."

» ICAO Accident Digest Circular 62-AN/57 (106-108)


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Distance from New York-La Guardia Airport, NY to Chicago-Midway Airport, IL as the crow flies is 1156 km (722 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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