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Last updated: 20 September 2021
Fecha:domingo 20 marzo 1955
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-240-0
Operador:American Airlines
Registración: N94234
Numéro de série: 66
Año de Construcción: 1948
Horas Totales de la Célula:13383
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-83
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 11 / Ocupantes: 32
Total:Fatalidades: 13 / Ocupantes: 35
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Springfield Municipal Airport, MO (SGF) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Chicago (unknown airport), IL, Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Springfield Municipal Airport, MO (SGF/KSGF), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:AA711
Struck ground 0,25 miles short while flying visually below low clouds.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "A descent to the ground while approaching the airport caused by the crew's inattention to their flight instruments and a possibly sensory illusion giving them an erroneous impression of the attitude of the aircraft."

» ICAO Accident Digest Circular 50-AN/45 (86-88)


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Convair CV-240

  • 566 built
  • 16th loss
  • 8th accidente fatal
  • 5th worst accident (a la hora)
  • 11th worst accident (actualmente)
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