Hull-loss description
Last updated: 1 November 2014
Status:- (No safety board investigation)
Date:Wednesday 14 June 2000
Time:ca 17:00
Type:McDonnell Douglas DC-9-81
Operator:Continental Air Lines
Registration: N16884
C/n / msn: 48074/1026
First flight: 1981-08-25 (18 years 10 months)
Total airframe hrs:45834
Cycles:36189
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-217
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Newark International Airport, NJ (EWR) (   United States of America) show on map
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
Narrative:
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.

Classification:

Sources:
» CNN
» JACDEC
» Tommy Maurer


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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 Networkĺs 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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