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Last updated: 30 October 2020
Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 8 January 2020
Time:06:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-823 (WL)
Operator:American Airlines
Registration: N929NN
C/n / msn: 33322/4489
First flight: 2013-05-30 (6 years 7 months)
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-7B24E
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 115
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 121
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:New York-La Guardia Airport, NY (LGA) (   United States of America)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:New York-La Guardia Airport, NY (LGA/KLGA), United States of America
Destination airport:Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX (DFW/KDFW), United States of America
Flightnumber:AA2632
Narrative:
American Airlines flight 2632, a Boeing 737-823, N929NN, was damaged by a deicing truck. There were no injuries to the 2 pilots, 4 flight attendants, or 115 passengers on board. The airplane received substantial damage.
The captain stated that while sitting at gate C7 at New York-La Guardia Airport, New York, performing preflight duties he felt the aircraft "shudder". He stated that the first officer then looked out the window on his side and noticed a deicing truck behind the right wing. As he continued observing the first officer said they felt the airplane shudder again as the deicing truck pulled out from under the wing.

Probable Cause:

Probable Cause: failure of the deicing truck driver to maintain appropriate clearance from the airplane.

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 152 days (5 months)
Accident number: DCA20CA049
Download report: Final report

Classification:
Damaged on the ground

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Distance from New York-La Guardia Airport, NY to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX as the crow flies is 2216 km (1385 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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