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Last updated: 15 October 2021
Datum:maandag 21 februari 2000
Type:Silhouette image of generic F100 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker 100
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:American Airlines
Registratie: N1403M
Constructienummer: 11352
Bouwjaar: 1991
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 47
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 52
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Geparkeerd (STD)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Rochester Municipal Airport, MN (RST/KRST), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD), Verenigde Staten
A Fokker 100, N1403M, operated by American Airlines as Flight 1801, was parked at gate K-17 at the Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, Illinois, when it was struck by a refueling truck. The truck driver received serious injuries. Four passengers and two flight attendants received minor injuries. The airplane received substantial damage, as did the truck.
At the time of the accident, Flight 1801 had just arrived at the gate and the jet bridge was not yet in place against the airplane. At least 20 passengers stood up immediately when the airplane reached the gate.
At that time a refueling truck that had been parked at a 45 degree angle to the lead in line on the right side of the airplane moved forward until it contacted the right side of the airplane near the nose gear where it came to rest. The airplane was pushed several feet to the left by the impact.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The driver of the refueling truck fell asleep which resulted in him not maintaining clearance with the parked aircraft. Factors associated with the accident were severe obstructive sleep apnea and significant hypersomnolence which resulted in chronic fatigue."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year
Accident number: CHI00LA076
Download report: Summary report



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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Rochester Municipal Airport, MN en Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL bedraagt 428 km (267 miles).

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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