ASN Aircraft accident McDonnell Douglas DC-9-81 (MD-81) N16884 Newark International Airport, NJ (EWR)
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Date:Wednesday 14 June 2000
Type:Silhouette image of generic MD81 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-81 (MD-81)
Operator:Continental Air Lines
Registration: N16884
MSN: 48074/1026
First flight: 1981-08-25 (18 years 10 months)
Total airframe hrs:45834
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-217
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Newark International Airport, NJ (EWR) (   United States of America)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Newark International Airport, NJ (EWR/KEWR), United States of America
Destination airport:Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI (DTW/KDTW), United States of America
Flightnumber: 481
During an engine test run at gate C115, the empty aircraft ran forward and collided with terminal C. At the time of the accident, the aircraft was prepared for the 1st flight of the day and 6 cleaners were aboard the plane.

Damaged on the ground

» Tommy Maurer


photo of MD-81-N16884
accident date: 14-06-2000
type: McDonnell Douglas MD-81
registration: N16884

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Newark International Airport, NJ to Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI as the crow flies is 778 km (486 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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