Narrative: A Boeing 737-732 (WL) passenger plane sustained substantial damage when it rolled off a taxiway during an engine test at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, GA (ATL). Mechanics were testing the engines of the Boeing 737-700 when they experienced a problem with the plane's braking system. The plane ran off the end of a taxiway adjacent to runway 26L and over an embankment near the northeast corner of the airfield.
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.