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Last updated: 8 December 2021
Date:Friday 17 September 2021
Type:Silhouette image of generic CRJ2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Canadair CRJ-200LR
Operated by:Air Wisconsin
On behalf of:United Express
Registration: N444ZW
MSN: 7788
First flight: 2003
Engines: 2 General Electric CF34-3B1
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Asheville Regional Airport, NC (AVL) (   United States of America)
Phase: Pushback / towing (PBT)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Asheville Regional Airport, NC (AVL/KAVL), United States of America
Destination airport:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD), United States of America
United Express flight 3937 was being pushed back from the gate at Asheville Regional Airport, North Carolina, USA, when it was struck by a fuel truck. The FAA reported that the aircraft sustained substantial damage.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation ongoing
Accident number: DCA21LA226



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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Asheville Regional Airport, NC to Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL as the crow flies is 857 km (536 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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