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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 213572
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B737 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-7H4
Owner/operator:Southwest Airlines
Registration: N758SW
MSN: 27873/437
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Salt Lake City, UT -   United States of America
Phase: Standing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The commercial air carrier airplane was parked at the boarding gate with the crew onboard. A tug driver from another airline was pulling four baggage carts in the non-movement area adjacent to the boarding gates. A security video showed that the second cart hit a drain cover and detached from the preceding cart. The loose baggage carts then rolled across the ramp and into the side of the airplane, resulting in substantial damage. There were no injuries.

Probable Cause: The disconnection of baggage carts that subsequently collided with the parked airplane following the tug driving over a dip in the roadway.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 years and 11 months
Download report: Final report


Photo of N758SW courtesy

Baltimore / Washington - International Thurgood Marshall (KBWI / BWI)
20 October 2008; (c) Bob Garrard

Revision history:

22-Jul-2018 18:48 ASN Update Bot Added

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