This 891-page document gives you a close look at the people, places, conditions, crew, and individual American Airlines aircraft that wound up in trouble.
From official accident investigations, this accumulated study of accidents takes you back to the dramatic scene of all of these accidents. The accident investigations are surprising and compelling. The loss of life was tragic, but the situations surrounding these unforeseen events are intriguing and mesmerizing to read.
This document by RareAviation.com allows long-forgotten American Airlines flying history to come back to life by revealing company policies and piloting procedures long forgotten. It includes accidents from 1940 to 1993.
This is a Must-Have Document For Any Person Interested in American Airlines History.
This is the only document that I have ever seen that accumulates all of the official investigations about American Airlines accidents into one document and provides you with an extreme level of detail about each accident.
- Detailed Information on Crew
- Aircraft Information
- Detailed Accident Events
- Cockpit Voice Recorder Transcripts
- Radio Transmission Transcripts
- Black Box Data
A Small Sampling of the Intensely Interesting and Strange American Airlines Accident Stories Inside
You’ll read about the fatal crash that occurred approximately 3 miles north of Palm Springs, California, at about 5:15 p.m. on October 23, 1942.
It involved a collision between an aircraft of U.S. registry NC 16017 and a U.S. Army Bomber B-34, at an altitude of about 9,000 feet, on Civil Green Airway Number 5.
The American Airlines aircraft crashed to the ground and was destroyed by impact and subsequent fire. The nine passengers and three crew members were fatally injured. At the same time, the B-34 received only minor damage as a result of the collision. It was landed safely at the Army Airport of the Sixth Ferrying Command, Palm Springs, California, without injury to either occupant.
Lt. Wilson, the pilot of the B-34, testified that he was a friend of First Officer Reppert, of American’s Trip 25; that they had met the previous evening, and during the conversation, it was revealed that there was a possibility of both of them “going out” the following afternoon at about the same time.
The two pilots had trained together several months previously in small-type aircraft and thought it would be pleasant to “see each other in the air,” only they didn’t realize how close they would get.
They discussed the possibility of clicking their radio microphones as a signal of “hello.” Still, They decided to abandon that idea because of the difference in transmitting frequency of their radio equipment and that no definite recognition signals were decided upon.
Sergeant Leicht testified that just before their flight on October 23, Lieutenant Wilson told him that he knew the co-pilot on the American Airlines flight and that he “would like to thumb his nose at him.” You will have to read the rest of this tragic story after purchasing and receiving this accident study.
Be sure to turn to page 102 to find out the story behind the story. After you purchase this document, you’ll also have an opportunity to read about the American Airlines flight shortly after Christmas, 1934.
The plane, a Condor model T-32-C, took off from Syracuse, New York, in heavy snow at 7:29 p.m.
The Pilot E. Dryer and co-pilot D. Dryer felt secure that the flight would be routine.
About 25 minutes out of Syracuse, the left engine slowed down and then stopped entirely. The carburetor had become clogged with ice despite the use of full carburetor heat control.
A few minutes later, the right engine stopped for the same reason, making a forced landing imperative.
You’ll have to read about the surprise ending to this unfortunate situation.
Oh, and trust me, there is much, much more. Stories that will draw you in and make you cringe.
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