The crash of American Airlines flight 1420: Analysis

American Airlines flight 1420 lies on the bank of the Arkansas River after the crash. Source: Tailstrike
An American Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-82, and the routes flown that day by the pilots. Image source: Wikipedia
Weather radar overlaid on the positions of flight 1420 and the airport at 11:39:12. Image source: the NTSB
Weather radar overlaid on the positions of flight 1420 and the airport at 11:39:45. Image source: the NTSB
Weather radar overlaid on the positions of flight 1420 and the airport at 11:44:30. Image source: the NTSB
Weather radar overlaid on the positions of flight 1420 and the airport at 11:46:52. Image source: the NTSB
Weather radar overlaid on the positions of flight 1420 and the airport at 11:49:12. Image source: the NTSB
NTSB animation of the landing sequence. Video source: the NTSB
My original drawing of the moment of impact.
Wreckage of the plane and the lighting pier after the crash. Image source: Wikipedia
Locations of fatalities and injuries. Image source: the NTSB
The left front portion of the fuselage, where the lighting pier ripped into the plane. Image source: Wikipedia
The left front portion of the fuselage, where the lighting pier ripped into the plane. Image source: the New York Daily News
Inside the plane after the crash. Image source: Mohammed Gari
Another aerial view of the plane. Original image source is unclear.
A comparison of runway 22L/4R in 1994 and 2018. Imagery source: Google Earth

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Analyzer of plane crashes and author of upcoming book (eventually™). Contact me via @Admiral_Cloudberg on Reddit or by email at kylanddempsey@gmail.com.

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Analyzer of plane crashes and author of upcoming book (eventually™). Contact me via @Admiral_Cloudberg on Reddit or by email at kylanddempsey@gmail.com.

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