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CAB Accident Report, American Airlines Training Flight 514/Supplemental Data

SUPPLEMENTAL DATA

The Civil Aeronautics Board was notified of this accident at 1715, August 15, 1959. An investigation was immediately initiated in accordance with the provisions of Title VII of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958. A public hearing was ordered by the Board and held in two phases. The operational phase of the investigation was held at the Henry Perkins Hotel, Riverhead, Long Island, New York, on August 27, 1959. The technical phase of the investigation was held at the Forest Hills Inn, Forest Hills, Long Island, New York, October 7, 1959.

Flight Personnel

Captain-Instructor Harry C. Job, age 45, was employed by American Airlines on November 6, 1939. He was promoted to captain on October 17, 1945, and to flight supervisor on November 1, 1955. He held a valid FAA airline transport pilot certificate with ratings in Convair 240, DC-6, DC-7, and Boeing 707 aircraft. Captain Job had a total of 18,000 flying hours as of January 13, 1959. His latest first-class physical examination was taken April 1, 1959. Captain Job had completed the special Boeing 707 ground training courses and had over 210 hours in Boeing 707 aircraft, 188 hours of which were as an instructor. Captain Job had flown with approximately 30 students in the jet transition program.

Captain William T. Swain, age 49, was employed by American Airlines on September 8, 1936. He was promoted to captain on May 8, 1940. He held a valid FAA airline transport pilot certificate with ratings in Convair 240, DC-4, DC-6, and DC-7 aircraft. He had a total of 22,498 flying hours as of February 28, 1959. His latest first-class physical examination was taken February 28, 1959. Captain Swain had completed the Special Boeing 707 ground training courses, had accumulated 9 55 hours pilot time, 14.52 hours (training) observation time, and approximately 23 hours (line) observation time in Boeing 707 aircraft, and had 16 hours of Boeing 707 simulator time.

Captain Fred W. Jeberjahn, age 50, was employed by American Airlines on April 22, 1939. He was promoted to reserve captain on October 28, 1941, and to captain on March 28, 1946. He held a valid FAA airline transport pilot certificate with ratings in Convair, DC-4, DC-6, and DC-7 aircraft. He had a total of 20,175 flying hours. His latest first-class physical examination, taken June 23, 1959, included a waiver of lenses for near vision. He accomplished a company physical on July 11, 1959. Captain Jebergahn had completed the special Boeing 707 ground training courses, had accumulated 9:10 hours pilot time, 29:18 (training) observation time, and approximately 25 hours (line) observation time in Boeing 707 aircraft, and had 19.30 hours of Boeing 707 simulator time.

Flight Engineer-Instructor Arthur Anderson, age 40, was employed by American Airlines on February 26, 1940, as an apprentice mechanic. He was promoted to flight engineer on February 13, 1951, and to flight engineer-instructor on March 10, 1951. He held a valid flight engineer certificate with ratings in DC-6, DC-7, and Boeing 707 aircraft. He had a total of 5,000 flying hours, 149.50 of which were in Boeing 707. He had over 164 hours as a flight engineer-instructor. He completed his last FAA physical examination on January 13, 1959. He had completed a special Boeing 707 ground training course consisting of 152.00 hours.

Flight Engineer Edgar Allen Freeman, age 36, was employed by American Airlines on April 11, 1949, as a flight engineer. He held a valid FAA commercial pilot certificate with instrument rating, and a flight engineer certificate with ratings in DC-6 and DC-7 aircraft. He had over 10,200 flying hours as of May 29, 1959. His second-class physical examination was completed on May 29, 1959. He had completed the special Boeing 707 ground training course, had performed two periods of Boeing 707 training, and had accumulated a total of 7.30 hours of Boeing 707 aircraft time. He also had 19:30 hours of Boeing 707 simulator time.

The Aircraft

N 7514A, a Boeing 707-123, serial number 17641, was manufactured June 5, 1959. It had approximately 736 hours of flight time. The aircraft was equipped with four Pratt and Whitney turbojet, model JT3C-6 engines.