Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Egypt Air, Boeing 777, SU-GDL and Virgin Atlantic, Airbus A-330, G-VRAY: Accident occurred November 27, 2017 at John F. Kennedy International Airport (KJFK), Queens, New York



The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident

SU-GDL  Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:  https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Location: Jamaica, NY
Accident Number: DCA18LA024A
Date & Time: 11/27/2017, 1945 EST
Registration: SU-GDL
Aircraft: BOEING 777
Injuries: N/A
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 129: Foreign

On November 27, 2017, about 1945 eastern standard time, Egypt Air flight 986, a Boeing 777, SU-GDL, and Virgin Atlantic flight 4C, an Airbus A-330, G-VRAY, collided while taxiing at John F. Kennedy International Airport (KJFK), Queens, New York. Both airplanes received substantial damage and there were no injuries to the occupants of either airplane. Both airplanes were operating as a Part 129 international passenger flights. Flight 986 was bound for Cairo International Airport (CAI), Cairo, Egypt, and flight 4C was bound for London Heathrow Airport (LHR), London, United Kingdom. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: BOEING
Registration: SU-GDL
Model/Series: 777 36NER
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Egypt Airlines
Operating Certificate(s) Held:  Foreign Air Carrier (129) 

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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: N/A
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G-VRAY Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:  https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Location: Jamaica, NY
Accident Number: DCA18LA024B
Date & Time: 11/27/2017, 1945 EST
Registration: G-VRAY
Aircraft: AIRBUS A330
Injuries: N/A
Flight Conducted Under: Part 129: Foreign 

On November 27, 2017, about 1945 eastern standard time, Egypt Air flight 986, a Boeing 777, SU-GDL, and Virgin Atlantic flight 4C, an Airbus A-330, G-VRAY, collided while taxiing at John F. Kennedy International Airport (KJFK), Queens, New York. Both airplanes received substantial damage and there were no injuries to the occupants of either airplane. Both airplanes were operating as a Part 129 international passenger flights. Flight 986 was bound for Cairo International Airport (CAI), Cairo, Egypt, and flight 4C was bound for London Heathrow Airport (LHR), London, United Kingdom. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: AIRBUS
Registration: G-VRAY
Model/Series: A330 343
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator:  Virgin Atlantic Airways LTD
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Foreign Air Carrier (129) 

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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries:  N/A
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: N/A
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Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; New York

EgyptAir flight MSR986 on taxi, wing struck another aircraft wing of Virgin Atlantic Airways VIR4C. No injuries reported. Damage unknown.

Date: 27-NOV-17
Time: 23:53:00Z
Regis#: MSR986
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: B777
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: EGYPT AIR
Flight Number: MSR986
City: NEW YORK
State: NEW YORK

A plane clipped wings with another one while taxiing at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport Monday night.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the right wing of EgyptAir Flight 986, a Boeing 777 headed to Cairo, touched the left wing of London-bound Virgin Atlantic Flight 4C.

It happened just after 7 p.m. Monday. There were no reports of injuries.

"[I] Was about to fly to London on Virgin Flight VS0004 out of JFK - during taxi to the runway we collided with an aircraft taxiing next to us clipping our left wing - that’s the ground crew taking photos of the debris from the other aircraft," one person posted on Twitter.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said both planes returned to the terminal. Officials said the Virgin Atlantic, an Airbus A333, had to be towed.

The FAA is investigating.

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