On June 1, the crew of Flight 1420 learned that winds were at 10 knots from 190° when they contacted approach control inquiring about its night landing. The crew was told to expect to land at runway 22L. The tower instructed a go-around when Flight 1420 was on its 4 mile final, meaning that it could not land as originally planned as the winds shifted to 15 knots from 010°.
When the plane was planning to land at 4R, a thunderstorm appeared at the airport. The winds that the flight landed in were reported to be 76 knots from 010°. The airplane hydroplaned off the far end of the runway and into an approach lighting tier. N215AA, the McDonnell Douglas MD-82 broke into three pieces and ignited.
One of the six crew members, specifically the pilot, died in the crash. 8 of the 139 passengers also perished.