July 15, 2011 | Mark Paradies

NTSB Press Release: NTSB INVESTIGATING TAXIWAY COLLISION AT BOSTON LOGAN AIRPORT

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NTSB ADVISORY
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National Transportation Safety Board
Washington, DC 20594

July 15, 2011

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NTSB INVESTIGATING TAXIWAY COLLISION AT BOSTON LOGAN AIRPORT

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The National Transportation Safety Board has opened an
investigation into last night’s collision of two jetliners
on a taxiway at Boston Logan Airport.

On July 14, 2011, about 7:33 P.M. EDT, a Delta Air Lines
B767-300ER, N185DN, operating as Delta flight 266, was
taxiing on taxiway B for departure on runway 04 at Boston
Logan International Airport (BOS), when its left winglet
struck the horizontal stabilizer of an Atlantic Southeast
Airlines CRJ900, N132EV, operating as ASA flight 4904, which
was number three in line on taxiway M waiting for departure
on runway 09.

As the B767 approached and passed the intersection with
taxiway M, the left winglet of the B767 struck the
horizontal tail of the CRJ900. The CRJ900 sustained
substantial damage, which included damage to the horizontal
tail and vertical tail; the airplane lost fluid in all three
hydraulic systems. Parts of the B767 winglet were sheared
off and embedded in the tail of the CRJ900. The passengers
on the CRJ900 were deplaned on the taxiway, and the B767
taxied back to the terminal.

Flight data recorders from both airplanes are en route to
NTSB headquarters. Air Safety Investigator Dan Bower is the
Investigator-In-Charge. Parties to the investigation include
Delta Air Lines, Atlantic Southeast Airlines, the Federal
Aviation Administration, and the Air Line Pilots
Association.

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Media Contact: Peter Knudson
peter.knudson@ntsb.gov
202-314-6100

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