Accident Boeing 777-223ER N759AN,
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Date:Monday 5 August 2002
Type:Silhouette image of generic B772 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 777-223ER
Owner/operator:American Airlines
Registration: N759AN
MSN: 32638/376
Year of manufacture:2001
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Buenos Aires/Ezeiza Airport, BA (SAEZ) -   Argentina
Phase: Standing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA (EZE/SAEZ)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
A CATA Fairchild FH-227B (LV-MGV) was involved in a ground collision with an American Airlines Boeing 777-223ER (N759AN) at Buenos Aires/Ezeiza Airport, BA (SAEZ)

After completing a flight from Jorge Newbery Airport, the pilot of the FH-227B proceeded to park the aircraft in front of the company hangar. The parking maneuver was performed without the assistance of a marshaller because this parking position is considered a remote location where each user must provide their own services.

While turning to park, the upper end of the vertical stabilizer and the rudder made contact with the right wingtip of the Boeing 777 aircraft, which was parked while being prepared for a flight.

The accident occurred during daylight hours, and weather conditions did not contribute to the incident.

During the parking maneuver, collision of the vertical stabilizer and rudder with the right wingtip of a parked aircraft due to an error in calculating the turning radius.

Contributing factor:
Parking without the assistance of a marshaller.


Revision history:

10-Oct-2010 08:27 TB Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Nature, Damage, Narrative]
24-May-2023 06:56 harro Updated [[Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Nature, Damage, Narrative]]

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