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Last updated: 25 September 2021
Fecha:martes 4 mayo 1993
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic AT43 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
ATR 42-300
Operated by:Simmons Airlines
On behalf of:American Eagle
Registración: N254AT
Numéro de série: 254
Año de Construcción:
Horas Totales de la Célula:3567
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 41
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 44
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:Muskegon Airport, MI (MKG) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Muskegon Airport, MI (MKG/KMKG), Estados Unidos de América
On landing the pitch attitude of the airplane exceeded 10 degrees nose up and the aft fuselage contacted the runway.

Probable Cause:

Probable cause:
The pilot-in-command's misjudging the flare.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 183 days (6 months)
Accident number: CHI93LA160
Download report: Summary report



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Distance from Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL to Muskegon Airport, MI as the crow flies is 189 km (118 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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