Date: March 01, 1962
Location: Jamaica Bay, New York, New York
Aircraft: Boeing B-707-123B
Reg: N7506A
Airline: American Airlines
Flight No: 1
Fatalities: 95 : 95

A rudder malfunction caused this American Airlines Boeing 707 to crash into Jamaica Bay shortly after taking off from Idlewild Airport. The rudder control malfunction caused a full unwanted rudder deployment, yaw, sideslip and roll which led to loss of control of the aircraft.