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The crash of an American Airlines A300-600R occurred.(North America report)(Brief Article)

The crash of an American Airlines A300-600R occurred as a result of "aerodynamic loads that were created by the first officer's unnecessary and excessive rudder pedal inputs after the aircraft encountered wake turbulence," according to the National Transportation Safety Board's final report on the Nov. 12, 2001, accident. All 261 persons onboard the airplane and five people on the ground were killed when AA Flight 587 lost its vertical stabilizer and rudder and crashed into a residential area minutes after the jet took off from New York JFK. …

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