Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Boeing 777-200, N789AN: Accident occurred March 15, 2021 near Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (KDFW), Texas

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. 

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident. 

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas

American Airlines Inc

Location: Dallas, TX 
Accident Number: DCA21LA095
Date & Time: March 15, 2021, 15:00 Local 
Registration: N789AN
Aircraft: Boeing 777-223 
Injuries: 1 Serious, 261 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 121: Air carrier - Scheduled

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Boeing 
Registration: N789AN
Model/Series: 777-223 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Flag carrier (121)
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KDFW 
Observation Time: 14:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C /-4°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: 30000 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 13 knots / , 280°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.9 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Cancun (MMUN)
Destination: Dallas, TX

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious, 9 None
Aircraft Damage: None
Passenger Injuries: 252 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious, 261 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 32.8998,-96.9403

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