NTSB Identification: MIA95WA143
Accident occurred Saturday, June 03, 1995 in PANAMA CITY, Panama
Aircraft: BOEING B-747-238, registration: N706CK
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On June 3, 1995, about 0840 central standard time, a Boeing B-747-238, N706CK, registered to American International, operating as a 14 CFR Part 121 supplemental cargo flight, collided with the approach lights on landing at the Tocumen International Airport, Panama City, Panama. Instrument meteorological conditions were reported by the pilot-in-command at the time of the accident, and an instrument flight plan was filed. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The airline transport pilot-in-command, airline transport first officer, flight engineer, and a mechanic were not injured. The flight originated from Los Angeles, California, about 5 hours 50 minutes before the accident.

The pilot stated he was on approach to runway 03, ceiling ragged, in heavy rain with a thunderstorm over the airport. The runway approach lights became visible about 1 1/2 miles from the runway descending through 300 feet, and the touchdown zone became visible descending through 200 feet. The stick shaker came on at 100 feet, power was added immediately, and the stick shaker went off. The sink rate increased, and power was advanced to the stops. The airplane collided with approach lights about 230 feet from the runway.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the government of the Republic of Panama. Any further information may be obtained from:

Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil P.O. Box 7501 Panama 5 Republic of Panama Telephone: 011-507-226-5611

This report is for information purposes only and contains only information released by the Republic of Panama.

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