Preliminary Accident Reports

September 1999 Issue

June 1, Little Rock, Ark. / McDonnell Douglas MD-82

American Airlines Flight 1420 crashed after landing at Little Rock. There were thunderstorms and heavy rain in the area at the time of the accident. The airplane departed the end of runway, went down an embankment and struck approach light structures. There was a crew of six and 139 passengers on board the airplane. Eleven people were killed in the accident, including the pilot. One person was seriously injured and four suffered minor injuries....

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