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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 34357
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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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: N197AN
MSN: 32391/988
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 192
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Chicago O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:KSEA (Seattle-Tacoma International Airport)
Destination airport:KORD (Chicago O'Hare International Airport)
On September 22, 2008, at 1342 central daylight time, a Boeing 757-223, N197AN, operated by American Airlines as flight 268, overran the side of runway 22R (7,500 feet by 150 feet), while landing at the Chicago O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD). There were no injuries to the 2 flight crewmembers, 5 flight attendants, and 185 passengers. The airplane received minor damage to the landing gear. The scheduled domestic passenger flight was being operated under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 121. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and the flight was operating on an instrument flight rules flight plan. The flight originated from the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), Seattle, Washington, at 0801 pacific daylight time, with an intended destination of the John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), New York, New York. (All times are central daylight unless noted.)


1. American Airlines Jet Overshoots Runway In Chicago
2. NTSB Report


Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation A-09-41 issued 24 April 2009 by NTSB to FAA
Safety recommendation A-09-42 issued 24 April 2009 by NTSB to FAA


Photo of N197AN courtesy

Miami - International (KMIA / MIA)
17 January 2020; (c) Kas van Zonneveld

Photo: NTSB

Photo: NTSB

Photo: NTSB

Revision history:

30-Sep-2008 11:15 ryan Added
03-Oct-2008 01:29 Topaz Updated
06-Apr-2010 11:17 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Apr-2010 11:18 harro Updated [Destination airport]
06-Apr-2010 11:18 harro Updated [Destination airport]

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