November 8, 1965
Near Covington, Kentucky
American Airlines, Flight 383
Boeing B-727-23

The aircraft crashed short of runway during a visual approach in deteriorating weather
conditions. Failure of the flight crew to properly monitor the aircraft's height during the
approach into deteriorating weather conditions resulting in an excessive sink rate. Fifty-

eight of 62 aboard killed.

AA: American Airlines 383
TWR: Cincinnati Tower

AA Cincinnati Tower ... we're six miles southeast and ... control VFR.
TWR Runway 18, wind 230 degrees, five knots, altimeter 30.
AA Roger, Runway 18.
TWR Have you in sight - cleared to land.
AA We're cleared to land, roger. How far west is that precipitation line now?
TWR Looks like it's just about over the field at this time, sir. We're not getting anything on the field however ... if we have a windshift I'll keep you advised as you turn on to final.
AA Thank you - we'd appreciate it.
TWR We're beginning to pick up a little rain now.
TWR Have you still got the runway OK?
AA Ah ... just barely ... we'll pick up the ILS here.
TWR Approach lights, flashers and runway lights are all on high intensity.

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