American Airlines Flight 1502
|Date||28 January 1961|
|Summary||Loss of control|
At sea, 5 miles (8.0 km) of Montauk Point, New York, United States |
|Aircraft type||Boeing 707-123 Astrojet|
|Aircraft name||Flagship Oklahoma|
|Flight origin||New York International Airport, New York|
|Destination||New York International Airport, New York|
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.
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. The FAA gave a probable cause as "A loss of control for an undetermined reason".
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.
- Pither 1998, pp. 110-115
- Eastwood 1992, p. 51
- Pither, Tony (1998). The Boeing 707 720 and C-135. England: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. ISBN 0 85130 236 X.
- Roach, John; Eastwood, Tony (1992). Jet Airliner Production List. West Drayton, England: The Aviation Hobby Shop. ISBN 0 907178 43 X.
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