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Last updated: 3 December 2021
Datum:donderdag 4 oktober 2012
Type:Silhouette image of generic B712 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 717-2BD
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Southwest Airlines
Registratie: N894AT
Constructienummer: 55046/5137
Bouwjaar: 2004-11-05 (7 years 11 months)
Motoren: 2 BMW RR BR715
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 103
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 108
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Milwaukee-General Mitchell Airport, WI (MKE) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Geparkeerd (STD)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, GA (ATL/KATL), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Milwaukee-General Mitchell Airport, WI (MKE/KMKE), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer: 725
A Boeing 717-200, N894AT, was struck by a catering truck while it was parked at the gate at Milwaukee-General Mitchell Airport, WI (MKE). There were no injuries to the deplaning 103 passengers and 5 flight crew. The airplane was substantially damaged.
The airplane was operated by Southwest Airlines as Flight WN-725 as a scheduled domestic passenger flight from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, GA (ATL).
The airplane had arrived at gate C14 and passengers had started deplaning. A catering truck approached the right front service door. The driver said he attempted to stop, applying the brakes 3 times. The truck did not stop and struck the airplane. After the accident, the driver of the truck found a sleeve of hot/cold cups under the brake pedal. The damage to the airplane was confined to the area of the production splice, a joint where the forward portion of the fuselage is mated to the midsection fuselage. This included fuselage stations 207, 218, 228. 235, and 250.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "An obstruction (a sleeve of cups) that lodged under the catering truck brake pedal, which prevented the driver from stopping the truck before it struck the parked airplane."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 110 days (4 months)
Accident number: CEN13LA004
Download report: Summary report



photo of Boeing-717-2BD-N894AT
accident date: 04-10-2012
type: Boeing 717-2BD
registration: N894AT
photo of Boeing-717-2BD-N894AT
accident date: 04-10-2012
type: Boeing 717-2BD
registration: N894AT
photo of Boeing-717-2BD-N894AT
accident date: 04-10-2012
type: Boeing 717-2BD
registration: N894AT

Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, GA en Milwaukee-General Mitchell Airport, WI bedraagt 1071 km (669 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networks opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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