AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT REPORT: IN-FLIGHT SEPARATION OF VERTICAL STABILIZER AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 587 AIRBUS INDUSTRIE A300-605R, N14053, BELLE HARBOR, NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 12, 2001
This report explains the accident involving American Airlines flight 587, an Airbus Industrie A300-605R, N14053, which crashed into a residential area of Belle Harbor, New York following the in-flight separation of the airplane's vertical stabilizer and rudder. The safety issues discussed in this report focus on characteristics of the A300-600 rudder control system design, A300-600 rudder pedal inputs at high airspeeds, aircraft-pilot coupling, flight operations at or below an airplane's design maneuvering speed, and upset recovery training programs. Safety recommendations concerning these issues are addressed to the Federal Aviation Administration and the Direction General de l'Aviation Civile.
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Washington, DC United States 20594
- Publication Date: 2004-10-26
- Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 210 p.
- TRT Terms: Air transportation crashes; Airline pilots; Airspeed; Aviation safety; Control; Design; Flight; Maneuvering; Operations; Pedals; Rudders; Speed; Training programs
- Identifier Terms: Airbus Industrie; American Airlines, Inc.
- Uncontrolled Terms: Aircraft pilot coupling; In flight separation; Upset recovery; Vertical stabilizers
- Geographic Terms: Belle Harbor (New York)
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Aviation; Design; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00988038
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB/AAR-04/04, Notation 7439B
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 4 2005 12:00AM