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Last updated: 16 January 2022
Status:Definitief
Datum:donderdag 1 maart 1962
Tijd:10:08:49
Type:Silhouette image of generic B701 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-123B
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:American Airlines
Registratie: N7506A
Constructienummer: 17633/12
Bouwjaar: 1959
Aantal vlieguren:8147
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-1-MC6
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 8 / inzittenden: 8
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 87 / inzittenden: 87
Totaal:slachtoffers: 95 / inzittenden: 95
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Jamaica Bay, NY (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Initiële klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:New York-Idlewild International Airport, NY (IDL/KIDL), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer: AA1
Beschrijving:
The American Airlines Boeing 707, named "Flagship District of Columbia", was cleared for takeoff at 10:05 on a scheduled domestic non-stop IFR flight to Los Angeles, California. The aircraft carried out what appeared to be a normal takeoff, and lift-off was at 10:07 hours about 5000 ft down runway 31L. At 10:07:37 the aircraft started a gentle turn to the left approximately 8000 ft down the runway, at an altitude of 100 ft, and was established on a heading of 290° at 10:07:42. Straightening out from the turn, the aircraft continued to climb for several seconds on a heading of 290° and started a second turn to the left as instructed by Departure Control. These manoeuvres were in accordance with the noise abatement procedures then in effect for taking-off from runway 31L. Having started the second turn, the angle of bank increased until the aircraft rolled through 90° of bank at a peak altitude of about 1600 ft msl . It then entered an inverted, nose-low attitude and plunged earthward in a nearly vertical dive. It struck the earth in the shallow waters of Pumpkin Patch Channel of Jamaica Bay during low tide. Impact was at an angle of approximately 78° nose down on a magnetic heading of 300°. Fire broke out a few minutes later.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "A rudder control system malfunction, producing yaw, sideslip, and roll leading to a loss of control from which recovery action was not effective."

Bronnen:
» ICAO Accident Digest No.14 Volume II, Circular 71-AN/63 (22-35)


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen New York-Idlewild International Airport, NY en Los Angeles International Airport, CA bedraagt 3947 km (2467 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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