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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Friday 2 May 1997
Time:07:55 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B743 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-357
Operator:Swissair
Registration: HB-IGE
C/n / msn: 22995/585
First flight: 1983-09-22 (13 years 8 months)
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7R4G2
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Minor
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH) (   Switzerland)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), United States of America
Destination airport:Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH/LSZH), Switzerland
Flightnumber:SR101
Narrative:
Engine number 4 touched a car during taxi and sustained minor damage. The car also sustained minor damage.

Probable Cause:

Cause (translated from German):
The incident occurred due to a continuation of the taxiing operation in spite of the doubt about the sufficient distance to an obstacle and in spite of the call by a crew member for stopping.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: BFU Switzerlnd
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 5 months
Accident number: Nr. 1662
Download report: Final report

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Distance from New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY to Zürich-Kloten Airport as the crow flies is 6266 km (3916 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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