NTSB Identification: CHI83IA097.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20430.
Scheduled 14 CFR AMERICAN AIRLINES
Incident occurred Thursday, January 13, 1983 in CHICAGO, IL
Aircraft: MCDONNELL DOUGLAS DC10-10, registration: N115AA
Injuries: 201 Uninjured.

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

TOO HIGH A DECK ANGLE WAS ATTAINED DURING THE FLARE & THE ACFT FLOATED DRAGGING ITS TAIL ON TOUCHDOWN & LEAVING A 2 FT PIECE OF METAL ON THE RWY. THE FIRST OFFICER WAS AT THE CONTROLS.

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

FLARE..EXCESSIVE..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT

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

PROPER ASSISTANCE..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

IMPROPER USE OF EQUIPMENT/AIRCRAFT..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT


Contributing Factors

INATTENTIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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