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Status: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Sunday 10 March 2019
Time:09:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic CRJ7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bombardier CL-600-2C10 Regional Jet CRJ-702ER
Operator:PSA Airlines
On behalf of:American Eagle
Registration: N530EA
MSN: 10308
First flight: 2010
Engines: 2 General Electric CF34-8C5B1
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 57
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 61
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, NC (CLT) (   United States of America)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, NC (CLT/KCLT), United States of America
Destination airport:Augusta-Bush Field, GA (AGS/KAGS), United States of America
Flightnumber:AA5141
Narrative:
PSA Airlines flight 5366, a CRJ-900LR, N569NN, collided with PSA Airlines flight 5141, a CRJ-702ER, N530EA while pushing back from gate E31 at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport (KCLT), North Carolina, USA. There were no injuries the passengers and crew onboard either airplane, and both airplanes received substantial damage.

The CRJ-700 had pushed back from gate E14B and was waiting for taxi by spot 29W. The CRJ900 requested push back from gate E31, and the north ramp controller initially instructed them to "10 and hold". The push back was approved about 2 minutes later and the flight crew coordinated with ground crew. After pushing back about 30 feet, the tail of the CRJ-900 impacted the tail of the
CRJ-700. After feeling the impact, the CRJ-900 crew aborted their engine start procedure and set the parking brake, while the CRJ-700 crew started their auxiliary power unit and shut down both engines after receiving damage reports from ATC and neighboring airplanes. An emergency evacuation was not performed on either aircraft. Post-accident examination revealed substantially
damaged to the horizontal and vertical stabilizers and left elevator of the CRJ-900, and the horizontal stabilizer and left elevator of the CRJ-700.

Probable Cause:

Probable Cause: "Failure of the ground crew to maintain visual separation and avoid the holding aircraft."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 years
Accident number: DCA19CA102A
Download report: Final report
Language: English

Classification:
Ground collision
Damaged on the ground

Sources:
» NTSB
» charlotteobserver.com


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Distance from Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, NC to Augusta-Bush Field, GA as the crow flies is 224 km (140 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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