NTSB Identification: MKC86LA025.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29242.
Scheduled 14 CFR operation of AMERICAN AIRLINES, INC.
Accident occurred Thursday, November 07, 1985 in BELLEVUE, NE
Aircraft: BOEING 727-23, registration: N1908
Injuries: 71 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

DURING A NIGHT ARRIVAL, A BOEING 727, OPERATING AS AMERICAN FLT 334, WAS VECTORED FOR AN APCH TO RWY 32L. WHILE DESCENDING THRU ABOUT 5000 FT MSL, APRX 12 MI SOUTH OF THE ARPT, THE ACFT REPORTEDLY COLLIDED WITH A FLOCK OF SNOW GEESE. THE ATC CONTROLLER HAD BEEN AWARE OF POSSIBLE BIRD ACTIVITY TO THE NORTH, BUT HE WAS NOT AWARE OF BIRDS IN THE VICINITY OF THE BIRD STRIKE. THE AIRCREW CONTINUED THE APCH & LANDED. AFTER LANDING, BIRD STRIKE DAMAGE WAS FND ON THE RADOME, #6 SLAT, #1 & #3 LEADING EDGE FLAPS & ON THE FORWARD FUSELAGE.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

OBJECT..BIRD(S)


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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