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Last updated: 3 July 2020
Date:Wednesday 10 April 2019
Type:Silhouette image of generic A321 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A321-231 (WL)
Operator:American Airlines
Registration: N114NN
C/n / msn: 6046
First flight: 2014-04-04 (5 years )
Engines: 2 IAE V2533-A5
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 101
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 109
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), United States of America
Destination airport:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), United States of America
American Airlines flight 300, an Airbus A321, returned to New York's JFK Airport after it hit a runway distance marker adjacent to the runway during takeoff. After landing damage was found on the left wing leading edge.
The aircraft took off from runway 31L at 20:40 hours local time (00:40 UTC, April 11) and climbed normally to FL200. About 20:50, the flight contacted the New York Center controller and stated their intentions to return to JFK Airport, citing they had a "strong roll to the left" on departure. The flight crew stated the airplane was "fine" but that they wanted to return to "have it checked out".
A safe landing was made on runway 04L at 21:08.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation ongoing

Runway mishap

» Flightaware track

METAR Weather report:
00:51 UTC / 20:51 local time:
KJFK 110051Z 36017KT 10SM SCT250 10/M03 A2998 RMK AO2 SLP153 T01001028

23:51 UTC / 21:51 local time:
KJFK 102351Z 33015KT 10SM FEW070 FEW250 11/M03 A2996 RMK AO2 PK WND 34026/2257 SLP145 T01111028 10161 20111 53034


photo of Airbus-A321-231-N114NN
accident date: 10-04-2019
type: Airbus A321-231 (WL)
registration: N114NN

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY to Los Angeles International Airport, CA as the crow flies is 3947 km (2467 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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