Thursday, May 24, 2018

SkyWest Airlines, Embraer 175, N244SY and United Airlines, Airbus A319: Incident occurred May 23, 2018 at Hollywood Burbank Airport (KBUR), Los Angeles County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Van Nuys

SkyWest flight 4673: On taxi clipped the wingtip of a United Airlines aircraft while parked. 

SkyWest Airlines Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N244SY

Date: 23-MAY-18
Time: 04:20:00Z
Regis#: N244SY
Aircraft Make: EMBRAER
Aircraft Model: E75L
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: SKYWEST
Flight Number: 4673
City: BURBANK
State: CALIFORNIA

United Airlines A319:  Wingtip was struck while parked by SkyWest flight 4673 on taxi.

Date: 23-MAY-18
Time: 04:20:00Z
Regis#: UNK
Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Aircraft Model: A319
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: STANDING (STD)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: UNITED AIRLINES
Flight Number: UNK
City: BURBANK
State: CALIFORNIA



BURBANK, Calif. (KABC) -- A connecting plane that just landed at Hollywood-Burbank Airport clipped wings with another plane Tuesday night.

The incident happened around 9:29 p.m. as SkyWest Flight 4673 landed. The plane was operating as a Delta connection to Salt Lake City. As it was being taxied into a gate, it clipped wings with an unoccupied United plane at another gate.

"We're on a Delta plane and I guess they hit the continental plane and told us it was parked out too far, so that was what happened," witness Bernadette Kashdan said. "They got the stairs or whatever and slowly let us off. They didn't really let us know what was going on for a moment. It felt like we hit a body, I said, 'What did we just hit? Did we hit somebody?'"

The passengers on the Delta plane were let off the aircraft without any issues and they walked from the tarmac to their terminal.

The fire department was called out, but no injuries were reported.

Airport officials said runways remained open and the airport was operating normally.

The minor collision will be investigated, airport officials said.

Story and video  ➤  http://abc7.com



No one was injured after two planes were involved in a minor collision at the Hollywood Burbank Airport Tuesday night, officials said.

The incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. when an incoming aircraft headed to gate B1 clipped the wing of another plane parked at gate B2, said Lucy Burghdorf, the airport's communications director.

No one was aboard the parked plane, though the incoming flight was carrying passengers, Burghdorf said.

The airport and all its runways remained in service following the incident, according to a tweet from its official account.

Airport officials were working on gathering additional information about what led up to the collision.

Aerial footage from the scene showed a United Airlines flight parked at gate B2, and a Delta Air Lines flight at B1.

Bernadette Kashden told KTLA she was a passenger aboard Delta flight 4673 from Salt Lake City and felt the impact when it struck the other plane.

"It felt like we hit a body," she said. "I said, 'What did we just hit? We actually just hit somebody?' And the guy who was sitting right by the wing looked over and said, 'No, we hit that plane; knocked its wing off.'"

The United plane's wing was not detached, the aerial video showed. In fact, there was no visible damage.

The Delta flight was being operated by SkyWest Airlines, which partners with the larger carrier, according to FlightAware.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://ktla.com

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