Saturday, July 16, 2011

Safety Report – 07/14/2011 – Delta 767 Clips Vertical Fin of Bombardier Regional Jet


Date: 07/14/2011 07:56pm
Location: Boston, MA
Aircraft Type: Boeing 767-300 Registration: Unknown
Operator: Delta Air Lines Flight: 266
Aircraft Type: Bombardier CL-600-2D24 Regional Jet CRJ-900ERRegistration: N132EV
Operator: Atlantic Southwest Airlines (Delta Connection) Flight: 4909
Phase: Taxi
Level of Damage: Unknown
Injuries & Fatalities: None
With its left wingtip, Delta Airlines flight 266 bound from Boston to Amsterdam clipped the vertical stabilizer of Atlantic Southwest Airlines (Delta Connection) flight 4909, a Bombardier CRJ-900ER (N132EV). The collision occured while both planes were taxiiing for departure. Damage to the Bombardier vertical fin has been pretty bad as you can see in the photo below. NTSB is investigating.

Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 4904 Vertical Fin Damage

Photo: Boston Herald, Mark Garfinkel/AP

Delta Airlines Flight 266 Wingtip Damage
Photo: Boston Herald, Mark Garfinkel/AP

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