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Accident
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Sonntag 12 November 1995
Zeit:00:55
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic MD83 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-83 (MD-83)
Fluggesellschaft:American Airlines
Kennzeichen: N566AA
Werknummer: 49348/1374
Baujahr: 1987
Betriebsstunden:27628
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-219
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 73
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 78
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:East Granby, CT (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD), USA
Flug nach:Windsor Locks-Bradley International Airport, CT (BDL/KBDL), USA
Flugnummer:AA1572
Unfallbericht:
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:

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."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year
Accident number: NTSB/AAR-96/05
Download report: Final report

Informationsquelle:
» NTSB/AAR-96/05


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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).

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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