Posted on: 12 April 2011 by Ross McSweeny
The US National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a wing tip clipping that occurred between an Air France Airbus A380 and a Comair Bombardier CRJ700 at New York JFK Airport on 11 April 2011 at 20:25 EDT.
The left wing tip of the A380 struck the left horizontal stabiliser of CRJ700 while the Comair aircraft was taxying to its gate. There were 485 passengers and 25 crew onboard the Airbus and 52 passengers and four crew onboard the CRJ. No injuries were reported on either aircraft.
The NTSB has requested the flight 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 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.