September 7, 2005
Video was presented at the Board meeting September 7, 2005 in Washington, D.C.
This three dimensional animated reconstruction shows the flight of Executive Airlines DBA American Eagle ATR-72 hard landing accident at the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico on May 9, 2004. The following accident reconstruction displays information from the flight data recorder, cockpit voice recorder, recorded radar data, and aircraft performance data. This reconstruction does not depict damage to the aircraft, weather or visibility conditions at the time of the accident.
The animation shows a three-dimensional model of the airplane and its motion. Selected comments from the Cockpit Voice Recorder transcript are superimposed as text at the time they occurred. The local time of day (based on the FAA's Air Traffic Control radar data), aircraft altitude in feet, and aircraft speed in knots are depicted as text.