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Datum:woensdag 17 februari 2016
Type:Silhouette image of generic B737 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-7H4 (WL)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Southwest Airlines
Registratie: N784SW
Constructienummer: 29810/677
Bouwjaar: 2000-09-25 (15 years 5 months)
Aantal vlieguren:55350
Motoren: 2 CFMI CFM56-7B24
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI (DTW) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Geparkeerd (STD)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI (DTW/KDTW), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Dallas-Love Field, TX (DAL/KDAL), Verenigde Staten
An American Airlines Boeing 737-800 (N925NN), contacted a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 (N784SW), that was stationary on a deice pad with engines stopped and was being deiced at Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW). The American Airlines B737 was taxiing to an adjacent deice pad when it struck the Southwest Airlines B737. N925NN incurred damage to the right winglet, and N784SW sustained substantial damage to its right elevator, elevator tab, stabilizer leading edge, and APU exhaust. There were no injuries on either airplane, and both airplanes taxied back to gate to deplane passengers.
According to the Southwest flight crew, N784SW was stationary on the deice pad 3 with the engines shut down and was being deiced. According to the deice ground crew, N784SW and a United airplane on deice pad 4 were not fully pulled into their respective parking spots on the deice pad. N925NN passed behind N784SW and turned to enter to an adjacent deice pad, and its right winglet contacted the right elevator, horizontal stabilizer, and APU of the Southwest B737.

Probable Cause:

Probable Cause: N925NN flight crew's incorrect evaluation of the clearance between the two aircraft, leading to the inadvertent collision of the winglet with the horizontal stabilizer and elevator of N784SW

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 years and 1 months
Accident number: DCA16CA094A
Download report: Final report
Language: English


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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 Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI en Dallas-Love Field, TX bedraagt 1567 km (979 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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