Descripción del Accidente ASN 24 JUN 1994 British Aerospace 3201 Jetstream 32 N495UE - Orlando International Airport, FL (MCO)
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Estado:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Fecha:viernes 24 junio 1994
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic JS32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
British Aerospace 3201 Jetstream 32
Operated by:Atlantic Coast Airlines
On behalf of:United Express
Registración: N495UE
Numéro de série: 818
Año de Construcción:
Horas Totales de la Célula:6623
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 14
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 16
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:Orlando International Airport, FL (MCO) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Carreteando (TXI)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Jacksonville International Airport, FL (JAX/KJAX), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Orlando International Airport, FL (MCO/KMCO), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:UE5500
A BAe Jetstream 3201, N495UE, collided with a ground power unit while arriving at the gate after landing at the Orlando International Airport, Florida. The flight originated from the Jacksonville Municipal Airport, Florida, about 07:10.
The captain stated that after stopping the airplane at the parking spot at the gate, he advised the first officer that "Cool down's complete, brake is set." When the engine instruments indicated that the engines were at 50 percent rpm, the power levers were moved to the full reverse position during which the left propeller contacted the ground power unit (GPU) that was prepositioned at the gate.

Probable Cause:

Inadvertent deactivation of the parking brake by the pilot-in-command. Contributing to the accident was the worn condition of the parking brake assembly.

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 202 days (7 months)
Accident number: MIA94LA166
Download report: Summary report


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Distance from Jacksonville International Airport, FL to Orlando International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 231 km (144 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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