Accident Boeing 777-232ER N864DA,
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Date:Friday 20 May 2005
Time:06:35 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B772 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 777-232ER
Owner/operator:Delta Air Lines
Registration: N864DA
MSN: 29736/249
Year of manufacture:1999
Engine model:Rolls-Royce Trent 892-1-7
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 309
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:London-Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL) -   United Kingdom
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, GA (ATL/KATL)
Destination airport:London-Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The aircraft was taxied onto the stand at an appropriate speed and aligned with the centre line; the airbridge was parked in the correct location. The stand guidance system had been calibrated correctly, and it was serviceable and operating at the time of the incident. The aircraft overran the stopping point and collided with the airbridge. The leading edge of the aircraft’s left engine intake cowl was damaged, and there was substantial damage to the airbridge.

The design of the stand guidance system did not comply with the standard in ICAO Annex 14.
Contributory factors to the incident were the commander’s lack of familiarity with the parking
system and possible fatigue.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Report number: DCA05WA067
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report



History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
2 January 2009 N864DA Delta Air Lines 0 Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, GA (ATL/KATL) min

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