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Datum:donderdag 15 juli 1999
Type:Silhouette image of generic A306 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A300B4-605R
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:American Airlines
Registratie: N80057
Constructienummer: 465
Aantal vlieguren:30610
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 10
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 180
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 190
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Port-au-Prince-Mais Gate Airport (PAP/MTPP), Haďti
Vliegveld van aankomst:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), Verenigde Staten
An Airbus A300-600ER, N80057, operated by American Airlines as flight 670, was substantially damaged while landing at New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport. There were no injuries to 190 occupants. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight that had departed from Port-au-Prince International Airport (MTPP), Haiti, about 12:09.
The left seat pilot (captain trainee) was recently upgraded to captain, was receiving his initial operating experience (IOE), and was the operating pilot. The right seat pilot was a check airman and the pilot-in-command (PIC). He was also administering the IOE, and was serving as first officer.
The captain trainee reported the landing was conducted on runway 13L. The winds were from 190 at 15 knots, and the flaps were set at 40 degrees prior to touchdown. On final approach, about 30-50 feet above ground level (AGL), he straightened out the crab and then reduced the throttles. The airplane touched down, and bounced into the air. While airborne, he applied light back pressure to the control yoke to stabilize the airplane. At the same time the spoilers extended. The pitch increased by about 2.5-3 degrees and then the plane touched down again, with the tail striking the runway.
Post flight examination of the airplane by American Airlines revealed that the fuselage was damaged between frames 68 and 80, and stringers 51 on the left and right sides of the fuselage. Internal structure elements were bent, twisted, and broken. Several areas of fuselage skin, which covered the area, were also damaged.

Probable Cause:

Improper use of the flight controls by the captain trainee, and inadequate supervision by the check airman.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Accident number: NYC99LA177
Download report: Summary report
Language: English


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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 Port-au-Prince-Mais Gate Airport en New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY bedraagt 2443 km (1527 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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