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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68041
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Date:21-AUG-2009
Time:11:46pm
Type:Silhouette image of generic B752 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 757-223
Owner/operator:American Airlines
Registration: N663AM
MSN: 25297/432
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 194
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, California -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:San Diego International Airport, San Diego, CA (SAN/KSAN)
Destination airport:Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW/KDFW)
Narrative:
American Airlines Boeing 757 makes safe emergency landing at LAX:

The Federal Aviation Administration says a commercial airliner has made a safe emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport after experiencing a wing problem. The American Airlines flight left San Diego Friday afternoon on its way to Dallas/Fort Worth, and shortly after, the pilot declared an emergency.

He says the Boeing 757 was diverted to LAX, where it landed safely, despite some sort of problem with the plane's right wing. During takeoff, passengers saw pieces of lamination flying off the wing and heard an unusual noise as the plane climbed. They alerted the flight attendants, who told the pilots, who decided to circle back and land.

Sources:

1. https://www.faa.gov/data_research/accident_incident/preliminary_data/media/D_0824_N.txt
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=663AM
3. http://www.thekathrynreport.com/2009/08/american-airlines-boeing-747-makes-safe.html (note - the report mis-identified the aircraft involved as a Boeing 747 not a 757)
4. http://blog.flightstory.net/1349/safety-report-08242009/


Images:

Photo of N663AM courtesy AirHistory.net


Las Vegas - McCarran International (KLAS / LAS)
13 November 2009; (c) F Seggie

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Aug-2009 21:02 David_Landry Added
25-Aug-2009 07:19 RobertMB Updated
27-Nov-2016 21:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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