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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56848
Last updated: 5 October 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-823 (WL)
Owner/operator:American Airlines
Registration: N952AA
C/n / msn: 30088/726
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 148
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Medellin -   Colombia
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:MDE
Destination airport:MIA
Flight AA-924 declared emergency after one of the engines failed during departure. A passenger reported, that she saw one engine on fire a few minutes into the flight, followed by an almost immediate announcement by the flight crew, that they'd be returning to Medellin. The landing was very rough, the crew used maximum braking according to their announcements. The stairs arrived only two hours after the landing.



Photo of N952AA courtesy

Montréal - Pierre Elliott Trudeau International (CYUL / YUL)
16 August 2008; (c) Pierre Langlois

Revision history:

04-Jan-2009 11:18 Certosino Added
29-Nov-2009 03:48 RobertMB Updated

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