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The Crash of AA587: A Guide

@inproceedings{Ladkin2004TheCO,
  title={The Crash of AA587: A Guide},
  author={Peter B. Ladkin},
  year={2004}
}
American Airlines Flight 587 (AA587) was an Airbus A300-600 which encountered some wake turbulence from a preceding aircraft on climb out of JFK New York airport in 2001. During the second wake turbulence encounter, the rudder experienced 5 full deflections in opposite senses in about 7 seconds, and the vertical stabiliser (the fin at the back of the aircraft) broke off at its root due to overload. Control of the aircraft was immediately lost and it crashed into houses in the Belle Harbor area… 

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NTSB WRAPS UP AA587.

SUBTITLE: THREE-YEAR-LONG PROBE ENDS: AMERICAN AIRLINES AND AIRBUS POSITION FOR FINAL FLIGHT 587 HEARING.

CRASH PROBE TRIGGERS RUDDER DESIGN SCRUTINY

SUBTITLE: THE RUDDER WAS A 'FORGOTTEN' CONTROL AT HIGHER SPEEDS ON JET TRANSPORTS -- UNTIL FLIGHT 587 LOST ITS TAIL.

AA587 HEARING: RUDDER 'KEY' TO SOLVING MYSTERY.

SUBTITLE: INVESTIGATORS REMAIN PUZZLED BY A300-600R FLIGHT CREW'S REACTION TO MILD WAKE ENCOUNTER.

DID RUDDER MOTIONS SNAP OFF A300 FIN

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