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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 165577
Last updated: 3 December 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B744 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-47UF
Owner/operator:Atlas Air Inc
Registration: N499MC
MSN: 29260/1240
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Chicago O\'Hare Intn\'l Airport, IL (ORD) -   United States of America
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:Chicago, IL (ORD)
Destination airport:Toledo, OH (TOL)
Investigating agency: NTSB
A regional jet was waiting to be marshaled into a gate. A Boeing 747 taxied behind it and the 747's right winglet contacted the regional jet's horizontal stabilizer, causing substantial damage. The first officer of the 747 thought that he had sufficient clearance to taxi by the regional jet. The first officer reported that the flight was his first out of that airport.

Probable Cause: The Boeing 747 first officer’s failure to maintain clearance from another airplane while taxiing due to his inadequate judgment of the distance between the airplanes.





Photo of N499MC courtesy

Hong Kong - International (VHHH / HKG)
30 November 2019; (c) Fred Willemsen

Revision history:

18-Apr-2014 05:12 Katonk2014 Added
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
26-Nov-2017 18:43 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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