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NTSB INVESTIGATING WING CLIPPING INCIDENT AT JFK AIRPORT



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                       NTSB ADVISORY

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National Transportation Safety Board

Washington, DC 20594

 

 

April 12, 2011

 

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NTSB INVESTIGATING WING CLIPPING INCIDENT AT JFK AIRPORT

 

 

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The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a

wing tip clipping that occurred between an Airbus A380 (F-

HPJD) and a Bombardier CRJ-700 (N641CA) at John F. Kennedy

Airport in New York last night.

 

On April 11, 2011 at 8:25 PM EDT, preliminary reports

indicate that the left wing tip of Air France flight 7

struck the left horizontal stabilizer of Comair flight 293

while the Comair airplane was taxiing to its gate.  There

were 485 passengers and 25 crew onboard the Airbus and 52

passengers and 4 crew onboard the CRJ.  No injuries were

reported on either aircraft. 

 

The NTSB has requested the fight recorders (cockpit voice

recorder and flight data recorder) from both aircraft and

will review the content of those devices as part of the

investigation.  Also, the NTSB will review the air traffic

control tapes and ground movement radar data (ASDE-X). The

damage sustained to both aircraft is still being assessed. 

 

Parties to this investigation include the Federal Aviation

Administration, Comair, and the Air Line Pilots Association.

Also, accredited representatives from the French Bureau

d'Enquetes et d'Analyses (BEA), the Transportation Safety

Board of Canada (TSB), and their advisors from Airbus, Air

France, and Bombardier Aerospace, are assisting the

investigation.

 

The NTSB will release more information as it becomes

available. 

 

Media Contact:  Keith Holloway, 202-314-6100

hollow@xxxxxxxx  

 

 

 

 

 

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