Descripción del Accidente ASN 06 AUG 1962 Lockheed L-188A Electra N6102A - Knoxville-Mc Ghee Tyson Airport, TN (TYS)
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Estado:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Fecha:lunes 6 agosto 1962
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic L188 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-188A Electra
Operador:American Airlines
Registración: N6102A
Numéro de série: 1019
Año de Construcción: 1958-11-09 (3 years 9 months)
Horas Totales de la Célula:6947
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 67
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 72
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Knoxville-Mc Ghee Tyson Airport, TN (TYS) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Memphis Municipal Airport, TN (MEM/KMEM), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Knoxville-McGhee Tyson Airport, TN (TYS/KTYS), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:AA414
The Electra plane veered off the right side of runway 04L while landing in high winds associated with a thunderstorm. It then struck the raised edge of a taxiway that was under construction, causing the right hand main gear to separate.
At the time of the accident surface wind at touchdown was variable from north to northwest at 35 knots with peak gusts to 40 knots. In addition there was moderate turbulence and heavy rain. The captain had been warned about these conditions prior to and during the approach.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The loss of directional control as a result of the improper technique employed in a crosswind landing in adverse weather conditions."

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: CAB
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: final report
Download report: Final report

» ICAO Accident Digest No.14 Volume I, Circular 71-AN/63 (43-46)


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Distance from Memphis Municipal Airport, TN to Knoxville-McGhee Tyson Airport, TN as the crow flies is 545 km (341 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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