Tuesday, October 23, 2018

American Eagle / Republic Airline, Embraer ERJ-175LR, N432YX and Air Canada, Airbus A320, C-FKPT: Incident occurred October 22, 2018 at LaGuardia Airport (KLGA), New York, New York

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; New York, New York

Republic Airline flight 4589 Embraer ERJ-175LR while on taxiway hit Air Canada flight 716 Airbus A320 causing damage to right winglet.

Republic Airline Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N432YX

Date: 22-OCT-18
Time: 21:12:00Z
Regis#:
Aircraft Make: EMBRAER
Aircraft Model: ERJ-175LR
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: REPUBLIC AIRLINES
Flight Number: 4589
City: NEW YORK
State: NEW YORK

Air Canada flight 716 Airbus A320 reported getting hit by Republic Airlines flight 4589 Embraer ERJ-175LR in the taxiway area causing damage to left winglet.

Date: 22-OCT-18
Time: 21:12:00Z
Regis#: UNK
Aircraft Make: Airbus A320
Aircraft Model: A320
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: Air Canada
Flight Number: 716
City: NEW YORK
State: NEW YORK

Authorities say two arriving airplanes touched wingtips while taxiing at New York's LaGuardia airport, but the planes were able to continue to their gates without a problem.

The Federal Aviation Administration plans to investigate the mishap, which unfolded around 5:15 p.m. Monday. No injuries were reported.

The agency says the incident involved Air Canada Flight 716, from Toronto, and Republic Airline Flight 4589, from St. Louis. The FAA says passengers on both planes were able to disembark normally at their gates.

Indianapolis-based Republic said it didn't immediately have further details about the episode. Spokespeople for Montreal-based Air Canada didn't immediately respond to an inquiry.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.kentucky.com

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

One million dollars worth of damage! At ACA, first day of class, the instructor said, If this happens, you will not have a job any longer - period!