ASN Aircraft accident Boeing 737-322 N332UA Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD)
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Status:Accident Investigation report not yet completed, but information verified through authorities or other sources.
Date:Thursday 25 September 2008
Type:Silhouette image of generic B733 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-322
Operator:United Airlines
Registration: N332UA
MSN: 24193/1592
First flight: 1988-07-29 (20 years 2 months)
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-3C1
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 92
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD) (   United States of America)
Phase: Pushback / towing (PBT)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aircraft collided with a lavatory truck during pushback.
The FAA concluded that 'United ground personnel did not follow their standard operating procedures per their manual.'
Due to amount aircraft damage, the aircraft was taken out of service and retired.

Classification:
Damaged on the ground

Sources:
» FAA Report No. 20080925849899I


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