April 12, 2011 | Mark Paradies

NTSB INVESTIGATING WING CLIPPING INCIDENT AT JFK AIRPORT

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NTSB ADVISORY

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National Transportation Safety Board
Washington, DC 20594

April 12, 2011

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NTSB INVESTIGATING WING CLIPPING INCIDENT AT JFK AIRPORT

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The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a
wing tip clipping that occurred between an Airbus A380 (F-
HPJD) and a Bombardier CRJ-700 (N641CA) at John F. Kennedy
Airport in New York last night.

On April 11, 2011 at 8:25 PM EDT, preliminary reports
indicate that the left wing tip of Air France flight 7
struck the left horizontal stabilizer of Comair flight 293
while the Comair airplane was taxiing to its gate.  There
were 485 passengers and 25 crew onboard the Airbus and 52
passengers and 4 crew onboard the CRJ.  No injuries were
reported on either aircraft.

The NTSB has requested the fight recorders (cockpit voice
recorder and flight data recorder) from both aircraft and
will review the content of those devices as part of the
investigation.  Also, the NTSB will review the air traffic
control tapes and ground movement radar data (ASDE-X). The
damage sustained to both aircraft is still being assessed.

Parties to this investigation include the Federal Aviation
Administration, Comair, and the Air Line Pilots Association.
Also, accredited representatives from the French Bureau
d’Enquetes et d’Analyses (BEA), the Transportation Safety
Board of Canada (TSB), and their advisors from Airbus, Air
France, and Bombardier Aerospace, are assisting the
investigation.

The NTSB will release more information as it becomes
available.

Media Contact:  Keith Holloway, 202-314-6100
hollow@ntsb.gov 

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