American Airlines Flight 1502

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American Airlines Flight 1502
American Airlines.Boeing 707.1966.jpg
An American Airlines Boeing 707 similar to the aircraft involved in the accident.
Accident
Date 28 January 1961
Summary Loss of control
Site At sea, 5 miles (8.0 km) of Montauk Point, New York, United States
41°3′42″N 72°2′20″W / 41.06167°N 72.03889°W / 41.06167; -72.03889Coordinates: 41°3′42″N 72°2′20″W / 41.06167°N 72.03889°W / 41.06167; -72.03889
Aircraft
Aircraft type Boeing 707-123 Astrojet
Aircraft name Flagship Oklahoma
Operator American Airlines
Registration N7502A
Flight origin New York International Airport, New York
Destination New York International Airport, New York
Passengers 0
Crew 6
Fatalities 6
Survivors 0

American Airlines Flight 1502 was a crew training flight from New York International (Idlewild) Airport (now John F. Kennedy International Airport). On 28 January 1961 the aircraft crashed into the ocean 5 miles (8.0 km) off Montauk Point, New York, all six crew on-board were killed.[1]

Accident[edit]

The weather was clear when the aircraft crashed into the ocean, after an unexplained loss of control whilst on a training flight, killing the six occupants.[1] The FAA gave a probable cause as "A loss of control for an undetermined reason".

History[edit]

The aircraft was a Boeing 707-123, registered in the United States as N7502A and named Flagship Oklahoma. First flown on 2 November 1957, it was delivered new to American Airlines on 23 January 1958.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pither 1998, pp. 110-115
  2. ^ Eastwood 1992, p. 51