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Accident
Last updated: 12 December 2017
Estado:
Fecha:miércoles 14 septiembre 1960
Hora:08:00
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic L188 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-188A Electra
Operador:American Airlines
Registración: N6127A
Numéro de série: 1117
Año de Construcción: 1960
Horas Totales de la Célula:1573
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 70
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 76
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:New York-La Guardia Airport, NY (LGA) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Boston Airport, MA (BOS/KBOS), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:New York-La Guardia Airport, NY (LGA/KLGA), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:AA361
Descripción:
The Lockheed's main gear struck a dyke while approaching New York-La Guardia.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Failure of the pilot to properly plan and execute the approach to a landing. Factors which may have contributed where the shortened runway and the unmarked upper portion of the dyke."



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Distance from Boston Airport, MA to New York-La Guardia Airport, NY as the crow flies is 295 km (184 miles).

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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