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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 147115
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Time:02:20 CST
Type:Silhouette image of generic B744 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-4B5
Owner/operator:Korean Air
Registration: HL7493
MSN: 26398/1057
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 379
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD) -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD)
Destination airport:Seoul-Gimpo (Kimpo) International Airport (SEL)
Air China Flight 9018, a Boeing 747 freighter, had just arrived at Chicago following a flight from New York and was cleared to turn off runway 14R via a right turn on taxiway Tango 10, a left turn on taxiway Kilo, and to cross runway 27L to the cargo ramp. The controller cleared Korean Air flight 036 (a passenger service to Seoul) for takeoff as the Air China flight was clearing the runway. The Air China flight made the right turn onto Tango 10 then made a left turn onto taxiway Mike instead of Kilo. The Air China flight entered onto runway 14R as the Korean Air Boeing 747-400 was taking off. The Korean Air flight crossed 25 to 50 feet over the top of the Air China flight.




Photo of HL7493 courtesy

London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)
28 March 2005; (c) Alastair T. Gardiner

Revision history:

26-Jul-2012 07:20 harro Added
21-Mar-2014 19:02 TB Updated [Narrative]
24-Aug-2021 17:32 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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