NTSB Identification: NYC03LA016.
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Scheduled 14 CFR operation of AMERICAN AIRLINES INC
Accident occurred Saturday, November 09, 2002 in Flushing, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/17/2003
Aircraft: McDonnell Douglas MD-82, registration: N452AA
Injuries: 1 Serious,6 Minor,72 Uninjured.

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While waiting on the ramp after landing, the flight crew started the airplane's auxiliary power unit (APU) and about 30 seconds later, the cabin began to fill with smoke. The captain ordered an emergency evacuation utilizing the airplane's four evacuation slides. All slides functioned normally; however, during the egress a passenger sustained a fractured bone in her right foot. Examination of the airplane revealed a broken hydraulic line, which allowed hydraulic fluid to accumulate in the area of the APU inlet.

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

An inadvertent trauma to the passenger's foot during an emergency evacuation.

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