Accident Bombardier CRJ-701ER N705SK,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 286360
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Date:Sunday 13 January 2008
Time:19:29 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic CRJ7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Bombardier CRJ-701ER
Owner/operator:Skywest Airlines
Registration: N705SK
MSN: 10145
Year of manufacture:2004
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 59
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO) -   United States of America
Phase: Pushback / towing
Departure airport:San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Skywest flight 6398, a Bombardier CRJ-701ER (N705SK) sustained substantial damage after being struck by a Boeing 757-222, N508UA,operated by United Airlines that was being towed by company maintenance personnel.

Probable Cause: The company tug operator of the other airplane's failure to maintain clearance with this aircraft during the pushback process. Also causal was the ground controller's failure to alert the pilot of this aircraft and tug operator of the other airplane of the simultaneous pushback occurring from adjacent gates. Contributing to the accident was the company's pushback operation without the use of wing/tail walkers.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: SEA08LA061
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 months
Download report: Final report




Revision history:

03-Oct-2022 09:34 ASN Update Bot Added
19-Oct-2023 11:13 Anon. Updated

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