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Accident
Last updated: 13 December 2017
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Datum:maandag 6 augustus 1962
Tijd:17:31
Type:Silhouette image of generic L188 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-188A Electra
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:American Airlines
Registratie: N6102A
Constructienummer: 1019
Bouwjaar: 1958
Aantal vlieguren:6947
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 67
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 72
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Knoxville-Mc Ghee Tyson Airport, TN (TYS) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Memphis Municipal Airport, TN (MEM/KMEM), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Knoxville-McGhee Tyson Airport, TN (TYS/KTYS), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer:AA414
Beschrijving:
The Electra plane veered off the right side of runway 04L while landing in high winds associated with a thunderstorm. It then struck the raised edge of a taxiway that was under construction, causing the right hand main gear to separate.
At the time of the accident surface wind at touchdown was variable from north to northwest at 35 knots with peak gusts to 40 knots. In addition there was moderate turbulence and heavy rain. The captain had been warned about these conditions prior to and during the approach.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The loss of directional control as a result of the improper technique employed in a crosswind landing in adverse weather conditions."

Bronnen:
» ICAO Accident Digest No.14 Volume I, Circular 71-AN/63 (43-46)


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Memphis Municipal Airport, TN en Knoxville-McGhee Tyson Airport, TN bedraagt 545 km (341 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networks 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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