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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  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 210 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00988038
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB/AAR-04/04, Notation 7439B
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 4 2005 12:00AM