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Accident
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:Definitief
Datum:zondag 12 november 1995
Tijd:00:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic MD83 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-83 (MD-83)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:American Airlines
Registratie: N566AA
Constructienummer: 49348/1374
Bouwjaar: 1987
Aantal vlieguren:27628
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-219
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 73
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 78
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:East Granby, CT (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Windsor Locks-Bradley International Airport, CT (BDL/KBDL), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer:AA1572
Beschrijving:
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

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» NTSB/AAR-96/05


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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 Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL en Windsor Locks-Bradley International Airport, CT bedraagt 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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