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Last updated: 24 September 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:jeudi 15 juillet 1999
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic A306 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A300B4-605R
Compagnie:American Airlines
Immatriculation: N80057
Numéro de série: 465
Année de Fabrication:
Heures de vol:30610
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 10
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 180
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 190
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Intern.
Aéroport de départ:Port-au-Prince-Mais Gate Airport (PAP/MTPP), Haïti
Aéroport de destination:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de vol:AA670
An Airbus A300-600ER, N80057, operated by American Airlines as flight 670, was substantially damaged while landing at New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport. There were no injuries to 190 occupants. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight that had departed from Port-au-Prince International Airport (MTPP), Haiti, about 12:09.
The left seat pilot (captain trainee) was recently upgraded to captain, was receiving his initial operating experience (IOE), and was the operating pilot. The right seat pilot was a check airman and the pilot-in-command (PIC). He was also administering the IOE, and was serving as first officer.
The captain trainee reported the landing was conducted on runway 13L. The winds were from 190 at 15 knots, and the flaps were set at 40 degrees prior to touchdown. On final approach, about 30-50 feet above ground level (AGL), he straightened out the crab and then reduced the throttles. The airplane touched down, and bounced into the air. While airborne, he applied light back pressure to the control yoke to stabilize the airplane. At the same time the spoilers extended. The pitch increased by about 2.5-3 degrees and then the plane touched down again, with the tail striking the runway.
Post flight examination of the airplane by American Airlines revealed that the fuselage was damaged between frames 68 and 80, and stringers 51 on the left and right sides of the fuselage. Internal structure elements were bent, twisted, and broken. Several areas of fuselage skin, which covered the area, were also damaged.

Probable Cause:

Improper use of the flight controls by the captain trainee, and inadequate supervision by the check airman.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Accident number: NYC99LA177
Download report: Summary report


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Port-au-Prince-Mais Gate Airport et New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY est de 2443 km (1527 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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