Last updated: 23 April 2014
Datum:Mittwoch 21 September 1988
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-223
Fluggesellschaft:American Airlines
Kennzeichen: N710AA
Werknummer: 22467/1765
Baujahr: 1981-06-26 (7 years 3 months)
Triebwerk: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 7
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 81
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 88
Sachschaden: leicht beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX (DFW) (   USA) show on map
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Oklahoma City-Will Rogers Airport, OK (OKC/KOKC), USA
Flug nach:Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX (DFW/KDFW), USA
The 727's main landing gear failed to extend while on approach to Dallas. Even the abnormal and manual procedures to lower the gear did to result in an extension. The aircraft landed on runway 18L with the nose gear extended and main gear retracted.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Fatigue failure of the left main landing gear door actuator pivot trunnion shaft which subsequently became lodged in the actuator clevis preventing the door unlock mechanism from actuating during gear extension."



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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Oklahoma City-Will Rogers Airport, OK to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX as the crow flies is 280 km (175 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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