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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 60811
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Type:Silhouette image of generic E135 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Embraer ERJ-140LR
Owner/operator:American Eagle Airlines Inc
Registration: N843AE
MSN: 145680
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 47
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) -   United States of America
Phase: Pushback / towing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
Destination airport:San Diego, CA (SAN)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Following push back from the gate, as the captain was taxiing the airplane from the ramp to the runway, the left horizontal stabilizer struck the right horizontal stabilizer of a parked company airplane at an adjacent gate, resulting in substantial damage to both airplanes' flight control surfaces. According to the flight crew statements and a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector who responded to the accident site, the parked airplane had been improperly parked with the right wing tip and horizontal stabilizer well outside the safety lines.
Probable Cause: The flight crew's failure to adequately monitor and maintain clearance from a parked aircraft while taxiing. Contributing to the accident was an improperly parked airplane that encroached upon the taxiway area.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 11 months
Download report: Final report


Photo of N843AE courtesy

Dallas / Fort Worth - International (KDFW / DFW)
31 October 2020; (c) Robin Guess

Revision history:

21-May-2009 20:52 slowkid Added
22-May-2009 07:53 slowkid Updated
22-May-2009 22:50 CAN Updated
02-Dec-2015 20:35 junior sjc Updated [Aircraft type, Cn]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
02-Dec-2017 14:54 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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