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Follow up: Images of damage to Air France A380 aircraft

13 Apr 2011 by Tom Otley

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released photos of damage to Air France A380 involved in the wing tip collision at JFK.

The NTSB is investigating the wing tip clipping that occurred between an Airbus A380 (F-HPJD) and a Bombardier CRJ-700 (N641CA) at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. The incident, which was captured on camera here shows an incident on April 11, 2011 at 8:25 PM EDT.

Preliminary reports indicate that the left wing tip of Air France flight 7 struck the left horizontal stabilizer of Comair flight 293 while the Comair airplane was taxiing to its gate. There were 485 passengers and 25 crew onboard the Airbus and 52 passengers and 4 crew onboard the CRJ. No injuries were reported on either aircraft.

The NTSB says that it “...has requested the fight recorders (cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder) from both aircraft and will review the content of those devices as part of the investigation. Also, the NTSB will review the air traffic control tapes and ground movement radar data (ASDE-X). The damage sustained to both aircraft is still being assessed.

Parties to this investigation include the Federal Aviation Administration, Comair, and the Air Line Pilots Association. Also, accredited representatives from the French Bureau d'Enquetes et d'Analyses (BEA), the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), and their advisors from Airbus, Air France, and Bombardier Aerospace, are assisting the investigation.”

http://www.ntsb.gov/Pressrel/2011/110412.html

Damaged rudder and the vertical fin and horizontal tail of the Bombardier CRJ-700

Rear angle of the damage to the rudder and the vertical fin and horizontal tail of the Bombardier CRJ-700

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