Narrative:The Avro RJ.85 was had received a maintenance check and was being taxied back to the terminal. The mechanics were not able to stop the plane in time. It collided with the jetway at gate C2, causing considerable damage to the jetway as a well as the airplane. The nr.1 engine was almost entirey ripped off its mountings and the flight deck sustained serious structural damage.
|Status:||- (No safety board investigation)|
|Date:||Tuesday 15 October 2002|
|Operating for:||Mesaba Airlines|
|Leased from:||Northwest Airlink|
|C/n / msn:|| E.2353|
|First flight:|| 1999-06-19 (3 years 4 months)|
|Engines:|| 4 Lycoming LF507-1F|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Memphis International Airport, TN (MEM) (United States of America)
|Phase:|| Taxi (TXI)|
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.