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Accident
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Estado:Final
Fecha:domingo 12 noviembre 1995
Hora:00:55
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic MD83 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-83 (MD-83)
Operador:American Airlines
Registración: N566AA
Numéro de série: 49348/1374
Año de Construcción: 1987
Horas Totales de la Célula:27628
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-219
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 73
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 78
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:East Granby, CT (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Windsor Locks-Bradley International Airport, CT (BDL/KBDL), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:AA1572
Descripción:
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

Fuentes:
» 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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