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Date:10-OCT-2003
Time:00:10 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B763 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 767-300
Owner/operator:American Airlines
Registration: N352AA
C/n / msn: 24033/205
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 159
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:109nm from Ezeiza International Airport, Ezeiza Partido, Buenos Aires -   Argentina
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Ezeiza Airport, Buenos Aires (EZE/SAEZ)
Destination airport:John F Kennedy Airport, New York (JFK/KJFK)
Narrative:
According to the following rough translation from the original Argentine (JIAAC) accident report:

"INCIDENT: Rise en route to approximately 109 NM from Ezeiza International Airport, BA
DATE: October 10, 2003 TIME: 00:10 UTC.
AIRCRAFT: Plane. BRAND: Boeing.
MODEL: B 767-300. ENROLLMENT: N352AA.

On 10 October 2003, at 23:20 UTC took off from Airport International Minister Pistarini, SAEZ, located in the town of Ezeiza, Province of Buenos Aires, the Boeing 767-300, N352AA, performing flight AAL956, bound for John F. Kennedy International Airport, KJFK, New York, United States of America.

In a place near the GUALEGUAYCHÚ position, VOR GUA, at FL 110, the commander decided to return to EZE for having turned on an alarm insecure door. On October 11 at 00:24 UTC landed accused news above and beyond the maximum certified landing weight.

According to the report produced by the staff of the airline, the alarm insecure door was due to a malfunction with the front entrance door left, which, according to a report from the pilot, opened in flight during ascent.

platform Once the crew detected two other failures, trying cut the left engine. After it arrived at the left front door platform was observed with the release lever in "open" position (open) and the door 5 cm, approximately open. Nothing new was recorded in passenger behavior, which was normal. The incident occurred at night and in good weather conditions. No injuries to the 159 persons on board (13 crew plus 128 passengers).

Sources:

1. https://www.jiaac.gob.ar/files/2363806.pdf
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=352AA
3. https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/Boeing/767/24033/N352AA-American-Airlines
4. http://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-b767-24033.htm

Boeing 767-323 ER N352AA American Airlines 27-1-2015: American Airlines, N352AA, Boeing 767-323 ER (16268886218)

Images:

Photo of N352AA courtesy AirHistory.net


London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)
24 March 2010; (c) F Seggie

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Jun-2016 21:19 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]

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