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Last updated: 23 September 2018
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:lundi 12 avril 1999
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic SF34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Saab 340B
Compagnie:Business Express
Immatriculation: N347BE
Numéro de série: 340B-187
Année de Fabrication:
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 6
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 9
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:Boston-Logan International Airport, MA (BOS) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En attente (STD)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Presque Isle Municipal Airport, ME (PQI/KPQI), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Boston-Logan International Airport, MA (BOS/KBOS), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de vol:6240
A Saab 340B, N347BE, operated as Business Express flight 6240, was substantially damaged when a baggage belt-loader sliced through a portion of the fuselage, in an area under the cargo door.
The vehicle approached the airplane without stopping, and the driver jumped off just before the collision. At the time, the airplane's engines were secured, the wheels were chocked, the seat belt sign had been turned off, and the parking checklist had been completed. The passengers were standing, and the flight attendant was waiting for the signal to open the door. Ground support personnel checked the belt-loader braking system immediately after the collision and found no discrepancies. The airline had a published procedure in place, wherein the belt-loader driver was required to stop the vehicle 50 feet prior to the airplane, and again, at least 8 feet away from the airplane. The driver was then required to approach the airplane with the belt-loader at a 'creep' speed.

Probable Cause:

The belt-loader driver's loss of control of the vehicle, and his failure to follow published procedures for approaching the airplane with the belt-loader.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years
Accident number: NYC99LA092
Download report: Summary report



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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Presque Isle Municipal Airport, ME et Boston-Logan International Airport, MA est de 531 km (332 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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