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Mayday Air Crash - Racing The Storm (The Crash Of American Airlines Flight 1420)

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American Airlines Flight 1420 was a flight from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to Little Rock National Airport in USA. On June 1, 1999, a McDonnell Douglas MD-82 (registration number N215AA) overran the runway upon landing in Little Rock and crashed. The captain and ten passengers died in the crash. The pilots of flight 1420 were Captain Richard Buschmann and First Officer Michael Origel. According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) accident report, they learned that the winds were changing direction and that a wind shear alert had sounded on the airport due to a thunderstorm nearby. Air traffic control originally told them to expect Runway 22L for landing, but after the wind direction changed rapidly, Captain Buschmann requested a change to Runway 4R. This accident is avoidable but due to severe pilot error and judgment, many people lost their lives including the Captain who made the fatal bad decision.