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Narrative:The American Airlines Boeing 737-823 departed Dallas/Fort Worth as flight AAL802 on a scheduled flight to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, Quebec. After touching down on runway 24R in light rain during the hours of darkness, the aircraft gradually veered left of centerline. It departed the runway surface and stopped in the grass and mud, approximately 90 feet from the runway edge and 6600 feet from the threshold. None of the 106 passengers, 6 crew members, or 1 off-duty crew member were injured. Evacuation was not deemed necessary; all passengers and cabin crew deplaned via an air stair and were transported by bus to the terminal. Damage to the aircraft was minor.
|C/n / msn:|| 29503|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 113|
|Airplane damage:|| Minor|
|Location:||Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, QC (YUL/CYUL) -
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX (DFW/KDFW)|
|Destination airport:||Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, QC (YUL/CYUL)|
Findings as to causes and contributing factors
Following a stabilized approach and normal landing, the aircraft deviated left of the runway centerline, likely as the result of a nose-gear steering metering low-slew rate jam.
The delayed response to the uncommanded steering event by the pilot flying was not sufficient to counteract the movement toward the left, and the aircraft departed the runway surface.
Official accident investigation report
|investigating agency: ||Transportation Safety Board (TSB) - Canada |
|report status: ||Final|
|report number: ||A10Q0213|
|report released:||5 November 2013|
|duration of investigation: ||2 years and 11 months|
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Picture taken on Dec. 1 st on incoming flight at 13:25Revision history:
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