Accident Boeing 777-233ER N789AN, Tuesday 25 April 2006
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Date:Tuesday 25 April 2006
Time:17:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B772 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 777-233ER
Owner/operator:American Airlines
Registration: N789AN
MSN: 30252/285
Year of manufacture:2000
Total airframe hrs:22155 hours
Engine model:Rolls-Royce RB211
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 254
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX (DFW/KDFW) -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA)
Destination airport:Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX (DFW/KDFW)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
An airline passenger flight was descending into the airport terminal area from 36,000 feet, with the seat belt sign on. Approximately 25,000 feet, the captain made a passenger announcement, and then told the flight attendants to prepare for landing. Shortly after the announcement, the airplane experienced moderate turbulence, and a flight attendant who had not yet sat down fell into a closet door and sustained a fractured ankle. Paramedics were called to meet the airplane at the gate, and the flight landed without further incidence. There was no significant meteorological information (SIGMET) issued, and there was no damage to the airplane.

Probable Cause: The in-flight encounter with turbulence in clouds resulting in a flight attendant being injured.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: DFW06LA115
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report



History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

26 September 2000 N789AN American Airlines 0 Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA) non
15 March 2021 N789AN American Airlines 0 Fort Worth, Texas non

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