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Earlier Losses
From 1995 to the Inception of American Airlines, May 1934
  • December 20, 1995
    • Captain Nicholas Tafuri, F/O Donnie R. Williams
    • Buga (nr Cali), Columbia
    • AA Flt 965
    • Boeing 757
    • N651AA
       
  • May 25, 1979
    • Captain Walter H. Lux, F/O James R. Dillard, F/E Alfred A Udovich
    • Chicago
    • AA 191
    • McDonald Douglas DC 10-10
    • N110AA
       
  • November 8, 1965
    • Captain Daniel J. Teelin, Captain William J. O’Neill, F/E John T. LeVoie
    • Greater Cincinnati Airport
    • AA Flt 383
    • Boeing 727
    • N1996
       
  • March 1, 1962
    • Captain James T. Heist, F/O Michael Barna, Jr., S/O Robert J. Pecor, F/E Robert J. Cain
    • Idlewild Airport, Jamaica Bay New Your International Airport
    • AA Flt 1
    • Boeing 707-123
    • N7506A
       
  • January 28, 1961
    • Captain Lloyd Reinhard, Captain Robert Hinman, Captain John Coyne
    • Captain Herbert J. Thing, Jr., F/E Harold Engh, F/E Howard Loren Sturdy
    • Montauk Point, Long Island, New York
    • Training Flight
    • Boeing 707-123
    • N7502A
       
  • August 15, 1959
    • Captain Harry C. Job, Captain Fred W. Jeberjahn, Captain William T. Swain
    • F/E Arthur Anderson, F/E Edgar Allen Freeman
    • Peconic River Airport, Calverton, Long Island, New York
    • Training Flight
    • Boeing 707-123
    • N7514A
       
  • February 3, 1959
    • Captain Albert Hunt DeWitt
    • East River, LaGuardia, New York
    • Flt 320
    • Lockheed Electra
    • N6101A
       
  • August 4, 1955
    • Captain Hugh C. Barron, F/O William G. Gates
    • Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri
    • Flt 476
    • Convair 240
    • N94221
       
  • March 20, 1955
    • F/O Glen E. Walker
    • Springfield, Missouri
    • Flt 711
    • Convair 240
    • N94234
       
  • September 16, 1953
    • Captain James W. Stentz, F/O William John Schanken
    • Colonie, New York -- 2.7 miles SW of Albany Airport
    • Flt. 723
    • Convair 240
    • N94255
       
  • January 22, 1952
    • Captain Thomas J. Reid, F/O Lawrence S. Iudicello
    • City of Elizabeth, New Jersey
    • AA Flt No. 6780
    • Convair 240
    • N94229
       
  • August 8, 1947
    • Captain William Alexander Davidson, F/O Walter Richard Zundel
    • LaGuardia Airport (Bowery Bay), New York City, New York
    • Ferry Flight C-47/DC-3C military conversion “Alpha” research aircraft
    • NX88787
       
  • August 25, 1946
    • Captain McLemore Elder and Captain William C. Stehle
    • Ashland, MS
    • Training Flight 26
    • Douglas DC-3
    • NC88826
       
  • December 28, 1946
    • Captain Frank Mapes Ham, F/O Harman Edwin Ring
    • Michigan City, Indiana
    • AA Flt 2207
    • Douglas DC-3
    • NC15577
       
  • October 3, 1946
    • Captain William R. Westerfield, F/O Robert Beckman Lehr, Senior Nav John T. Tierney, Jr.
    • Junior Nav Jerome Lewis, F/E Mark Spelar, Radio Operator James N. Berry
    • nr Harmon Field, Stephenville, Newfoundland
    • American Overseas Airlines
    • Douglas DC-4
    • NC90904
       
  • March 3, 1946
    • Captain Samuel Edward Stoner, F/O Emmett Edward Baker, Captain Fife, F/O LaMontagne (deadhead)
    • Laguna Mountains -- 45 miles east of San Diego, California
    • AA Flt 6-103
    • Douglas DC-3
    • NC21779
       
  • February 23, 1945
    • Captain James E. Stroud, F/O Robert M. Brigman
    • Rural Retreat, Virginia
    • AA Flt 9
    • Douglas DC-3
    • NC18142
       
  • January 10, 1945
    • Captain Joseph Russell McCauley, F/O Robert Gaylord Eitner
    • Burbank/Verdugo Hills, California
    • AA Flight 6001
    • Douglas DC-3
    • NC25684
       
  • November 11, 1944
    • Captain Clyde Watkins, F/O I. B. Armstrong
    • Stevensville, New Foundland
    • Air Transport Command
    • C-54
    • Struck a mountain ridge on approach to airfield
       
  • August 28, 1944
    • Captain Glen Golden, F/O Barton Oglesby
    • Preswick, Scotland
    • Air Transport Command
    • C-54
    • Struck some empty houses on the side of an airfield
       
  • November 18, 1943
    • Captain Edward S. “Toby” Hunt
    • nr. Kunming, China
    • Project 7A
    • C-87 Ship # 41-111675
    • Engine failure, Propeller governor failure, Jammed cargo door, Flew while crew bailed out.
       
  • October 15, 1943
    • Captain Dale Frederick Dryer, Captain Robert Allen Gay, F/O William John Brand
    • nr Centerville, Tennessee
    • Douglas DC-3
    • NC16008
       
  • August 23, 1943
    • Captain Hary T. Charleton, F/O Robert. H. Dietze, Nav John E. Keeting
    • Radio Officer Robert E. Davis, F/E Joseph Smith
    • Tezpur, India Project 7A
    • C-87
    • Ship # 107274
    • Two engine failure on takeoff
       
  • July 28, 1943
    • Captain Harry A. Stiller, Captain Bayard A. Carpenter (route currency), F/O Robert H. McClure
    • Trammel, Kentucky
    • AA Flt 63
    • Douglas DC-3
    • N16014
       
  • December 7, 1942
    • Captain Ben Miller
    • Baffin Island, Canada
    • Air Transport Command
    • C-47
    • Hit a snowbank on takeoff from Crystal 3 Airfield
       
  • October 23, 1942
    • Captain Charles Fred Pedley, F/O Louis Frederick Roppert
    • Palm Springs, California
    • AA Trip 28
    • DC-3
    • NC16017
    • Mid air with B-34 Army bomber cut tail off
       
  • October 30, 1941
    • Captain David I. Cooper, F/O Richard L. Owens
    • nr. St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada
    • Flight 1
    • Douglas DC-3
    • NC25663
       
  • April 1, 1936
    • Pilot Sanford Underwood
    • Pavilion, New York (Genesee County)
    • Air Mail 7
    • Stinson A
    • NC15152
    • Crash, Snowstorm, Destroyed.
       
  • January 29, 1936
    • Pilot Ted Kincannon
    • Little Elm, Texas
    • Vultee V1-A
    • NC13767
    • Engine iced up; Hard Crash
       
  • January 14, 1936
    • Pilot Gerald Marshall, Co-Pilot Glen Freeland
    • Goodwin, Arkansas
    • Trip No. 1
    • Douglas DC-2
    • NC14274
       
  • December 22, 1934
    • Pilot Russell S. Riggs
    • Sunbright, Tennessee
    • Mail and Express Carrier
    • Lockheed Crion, model 9-D
    • NC12286
       
  • June 9, 1934
    • Pilot Clyde Holbrook, Co-Pilot John Barron, Jr.
    • Mongaup Mountain, New York
    • Curtiss Condor T-32
    • NC12354
    • Crashed into Last Chance Hill in the Catskill Mountains at an altitude of 2,000 feet in fog and thunderstorms while en route.
       


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