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Investigators.(initial investigation of fatal American Airlines flight to Little Rock, Arkansas)(Brief Article)

Investigators into last month's fatal runway overrun accident in Little Rock involving an American Airlines MD-80 are focusing on cockpit crew performance in the critical minutes leading up to and including the landing, as well as the potential Impact on the landing of severe weather, including thunderstorms and hail, which arrived over the airport almost simultaneously with the airplane.

Flight 1420, carrying 139 passengers and a crew of six, was 2 hr. late out of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on the evening of June 1. The airplane overran the runway at Little Rock after landing and broke into three pieces after it struck approach light posts beyond the end of the runway. …

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