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Hull-loss description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
Status:- (No safety board investigation)
Date:Tuesday 15 October 2002
Time:12:24
Type:Silhouette image of generic RJ85 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro RJ.85
Operated by:Mesaba Airlines
On behalf of:Northwest Airlink
Registration: N528XJ
C/n / msn: E.2353
First flight: 1999-06-19 (3 years 4 months)
Engines: 4 Lycoming LF507-1F
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Memphis International Airport, TN (MEM) (   United States of America)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
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Narrative:
The Avro RJ.85 was had received a maintenance check and was being taxied back to the terminal. The mechanics were not able to stop the plane in time. It collided with the jetway at gate C2, causing considerable damage to the jetway as a well as the airplane. The no. 1 engine was almost entirely ripped off its mountings and the flight deck sustained serious structural damage.

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Sources:
» Smiliner.com


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