American Airlines Flight 1572

American Airlines Flight 1572

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American Airlines Flight 1572

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American Airlines Flight 1572, registration N566AA, was a McDonnell Douglas MD-83 flying from Chicago O'Hare that was damaged while landing short of runway at Hartford's Bradley International Airport on November 12, 1995.

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Flight 1572 was en route from Chicago O'Hare to Hartford's Bradley International Airport on November 12, 1995. The flight departed O'Hare over 90 minutes late due to bad weather and delayed connecting passengers. En route the flight received an ACARS printout for the weather at Hartford. It noted altimeter setting of adding that pressure was falling rapidly in the area. Before making their final approach they were further advised of a wind shear warning and severe thunderstorms for Hartford. Winds were now out of 170° at gusting to . The First Officer checked the ATIS automated weather broadcast for Hartford which reported an altimeter setting of . For reasons unknown he entered this as on the altimeter causing it to read approximately high. The Captain checked the weather radar before beginning the non precision approach to runway 15. It showed no convective cells on their path and he turned it off. As Flight 1572 began its final approach they were advised that the control tower was closing temporarily due to severe weather buckling a window inside the cab. The tower supervisor remained behind to assist the flight. The Captain noticed the autopilot was having difficulty maintaining altitude...
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