Accident
Last updated: 22 October 2014
Status:Definitief
Datum:vrijdag 28 september 2007
Tijd:13:13
Type:McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:American Airlines
Registratie: N454AA
Constructienummer: 49559/1460
Bouwjaar: 1988
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-219
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 138
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 143
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Saint Louis-Lambert International Airport, MO (STL) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Saint Louis-Lambert International Airport, MO (STL/KSTL), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer:1400
Beschrijving:
American Airlines flight 1400, a DC-9-82, N454AA, experienced an in-flight engine fire during departure climb from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL). During the return to STL, the nose landing gear failed to extend, and the flight crew executed a go-around, during which the crew extended the nose gear using the emergency procedure. The flight crew conducted an emergency landing, and the 2 flight crewmembers, 3 flight attendants, and 138 passengers deplaned on the runway. No occupant injuries were reported, but the airplane sustained substantial damage due to the fire.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was American Airlines’ maintenance personnel’s use of an inappropriate manual engine start procedure, which led to the uncommanded opening of the left engine air turbine starter valve, and a subsequent left engine fire, which was prolonged by the flight crew’s interruption of an emergency checklist to perform nonessential tasks. Contributing to the accident were deficiencies in American Airlines’ Continuing Analysis and Surveillance System program."

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Official accident investigation report
investigating agency: National Transport Safety Bureau (NTSB) - United States of America
report status: Final
report number: NTSB AAR-09/03
report released:07-APR-2009
duration of investigation:557 days (1 year 6.4 months)
download report: In-Flight Left Engine Fire American Airlines Flight 1400 McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82, N454AA St. Louis, Missouri September 28, 2007 (NTSB AAR-09/03)

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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 Saint Louis-Lambert International Airport, MO en Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL bedraagt 412 km (258 miles).

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