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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Tuesday 20 June 2006
Time:06:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic MD83 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-83 (MD-83)
Operator:American Airlines
Registration: N961TW
C/n / msn: 53611/2264
First flight: 1999-04-08 (7 years 3 months)
Total airframe hrs:20836
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-219
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 131
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 136
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), United States of America
Destination airport:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD), United States of America
Flightnumber:AA1740
Narrative:
The flight crew of an American Airlines

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The jammed nose landing gear due to a failure of the nose landing gear spray deflector for undetermined reasons."

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 5 months
Accident number: CHI06FA158
Download report: Summary report

Classification:
Forced landing on runway

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Los Angeles International Airport, CA to Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL as the crow flies is 2784 km (1740 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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