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Scheduled 14 CFR Part 121: Air Carrier operation of Delta Air Lines
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 09, 2016 in New York, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/23/2017
Aircraft: BOEING 737 832, registration: N3762Y
Injuries: 168 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.
On August 9, 2016 at 2100 eastern daylight time, Delta Airlines as flight 442, a Boeing 737, N3762Y, was struck by a catering truck while parked at the gate during passenger boarding at John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Queens, New York. The impact resulted in substantial damage to the lower left fuselage of the airplane. The were no injuries to the six crewmembers, 160 passengers, or two ground service personnel. Weather was reported as night visual conditions. The ground crew reported that the truck had problems with the handbrake and jumped the chock, impacting the airplane. The flight was operating under 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 121 as a regularly scheduled passenger flight from JFK to Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC), Salt Lake City, Utah.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
Inadvertent collision by ground service vehicle.