Unfallbericht:The Beech 1900D landed on runway 24, and was cleared to taxi to the ramp. As the airplane entered the ramp area, the flight crew planned to stop beyond the hold-short line, to wait for another airplane to exit gate 25. As the flight crew crossed the hold-short line, and were almost at a complete stop, they felt a "buffet," which became a "large jolt," on the left side of the fuselage. After realizing a fuel truck impacted the left engine and propeller, the captain shut down the engines, and evacuated the passengers from the right window emergency exit.
|Datum:||Donnerstag 1 April 2004|
|Betrieben durch:||US Airways Express|
|Gemietet von :||Colgan Air|
|Triebwerk:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67D|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 14|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 16 |
|Sachschaden:|| schwer beschädigt|
|Unfallort:||Hartford-Bradley International Airport, CT (BDL) (USA)
|Flugphase:|| Taxi (TXI)|
|Betriebsart:||Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug|
|Flug von:||Syracuse-Hancock International Airport, NY (SYR/KSYR), USA|
|Flug nach:||Windsor Locks-Bradley International Airport, CT (BDL/KBDL), USA|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The fuel truck driver's failure to maintain clearance with a taxiing airplane, resulting in the collision between the fuel truck and the airplane. A factor in the accident was the night condition."
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display the exact flight path.
Distance from Syracuse-Hancock International Airport, NY to Windsor Locks-Bradley International Airport, CT as the crow flies is 307 km (192 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.