Narrative:American Airlines flight 1572, was substantially damaged when it impacted trees while on approach to runway 15 at Bradley International Airport. The airplane also impacted an instrument landing system antenna as it landed short of the runway on grassy, even terrain.
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The flightcrew’s failure to maintain the required minimum descent altitude until the required visual references identifiable with the runway were in sight. Contributing factors were the failure of the BDL approach controller to furnish the flightcrew with a current altimeter setting, and the flightcrew’s failure to ask for a more current setting."
Official accident investigation report
|investigating agency: ||National Transport Safety Bureau (NTSB) - United States of America |
|report status: ||Final|
|report number: ||NTSB/AAR-96/05|
|report released:||13 November 1996|
|duration of investigation: ||1 year |
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Follow-up / safety actions
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Distance from Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL to Windsor Locks-Bradley International Airport, CT as the crow flies is 1248 km (780 miles).