American Airlines Flight 587 Case Study

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American Airlines Flight 587 Title: Aircraft Accident report: In-flight separation of vertical stabilizer of American Airlines flight 587, an Airbus Industrie A300-605R aircraft on November 12, 2011. Author of this paper are Nitin Jayant (2012CE10371) & Jitesh Kumar (2012CE10355). Abstract: The aim of this paper is to explain the accident of American Airlines Flight 587, an Airbus Industrie A300-605R, registration N14053 aircraft which crashed into a residential area of Belle Harbor, New York. The aircraft’s vertical stabilizer and rudder were separated during the flight. The safety issues discussed in this paper 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. Introduction:…show more content…
Kennedy (JFK) International Airport, New York to Santo to Las Americas International Airport, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Accident aircraft Airbus A300-605R, registration N14053 had a carrying capacity of 267 people and was powered by two General Electric CF6-80C2A5 engines. On November 12, 2011 American Airlines Flight 587 encountered the second-deadliest aviation accident on U.S. soil. Flight 587, around 0916:15 eastern standard time, carrying 260 people crashed into the Belle Harbor neighborhood of Queens, New York, killing all 260 people onboard and 5 on the ground. Initially it was suspected as a terrorist attack as it happened exactly after 2 months and 1 day after 9/11 World Trade Centre attack. But officially terrorism was ruled out by National Transport Safety Board (NTSB). Till date, no single-aircraft crash of accidental nature (not criminal) has suppressed this death toll after
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