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Last updated: 21 October 2017
Datum:maandag 12 april 1999
Type:Silhouette image of generic SF34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Saab 340B
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Business Express
Registratie: N347BE
Constructienummer: 340B-187
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 9
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Boston-Logan International Airport, MA (BOS) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Geparkeerd (STD)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Presque Isle Municipal Airport, ME (PQI/KPQI), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Boston-Logan International Airport, MA (BOS/KBOS), Verenigde Staten
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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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Presque Isle Municipal Airport, ME en Boston-Logan International Airport, MA bedraagt 531 km (332 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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