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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 121607
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Date:08-APR-2011
Time:16:00 BST
Type:Silhouette image of generic B752 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 757-223 (WL)
Owner/operator:American Airlines
Registration: N199AN
MSN: 32393/991
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 223
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:near Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG/LFPG)
Destination airport:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK)
Narrative:
Incident: American B752 over Atlantic on Apr 8th 2011, unexplained nose gear deployment
An American Airlines Boeing 757-200, registration N199AN performing flight AA-121 from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to New York JFK, NY (USA), was en-route at FL340 over the Atlantic about 120 nautical miles west of Brest (France) when the crew descended the aircraft to FL250, then FL200 and FL100 entering a holding pattern near Cardiff,Wales (UK).

The airplane was seen at FL100 with the nose gear down, however both main gear struts retracted with gear doors closed. The airplane continued for a safe landing at London Heathrow about 3 hours after leaving FL340

Sources:

1. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-13019482
2. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://forums.airshows.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=42&p=321255] (w/photo and flight track)
3. http://www.airnavsystems.com/forum/index.php?topic=3746.10;wap2

Media:

Boeing 757-223 American Airlines N199AN Boeing 757-223 - American Airlines (N199AN)

Images:

Photo of N199AN courtesy AirHistory.net


Miami - International (KMIA / MIA)
16 February 2020; (c) Gerard Helmer

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Apr-2011 14:45 wanderer Added
08-Apr-2011 14:49 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
15-Apr-2011 04:33 Anon. Updated [Total occupants]
27-Nov-2016 21:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
27-Nov-2016 21:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]

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