NTSB Identification: FTW83IA086
Scheduled 14 CFR Part 121: Air Carrier operation of AMERICAN AIRLINES
Incident occurred Sunday, December 26, 1982 in MEMPHIS, TN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/26/1983
Aircraft: BOEING 727-223, registration: N6810
Injuries: 58 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.
DURING A GO-AROUND FROM AN ILS APPROACH, THE LEFT WING TIP WAS DRAGGED. THIS RESULTED IN MINOR DAMAGE TO THE LEADING EDGE SLATS, TRAILING EDGE FLAPS AND OUTBOARD FLAP TRACK HOUSING ON THE LEFT WING. AN UNEVENTFUL LANDING WAS MADE AFTER THE GO-AROUND. THE AIRCRAFT WAS SUBSEQUENTLY FERRIED TO THE COMPANY'S MAINTENANCE FACILITY WHERE THE FLIGHT DIRECTOR WAS REMOVED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be:CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND
WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING
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