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Last updated: 20 March 2018
Datum:Mittwoch 30 Mai 2012
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B744 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-45EF
Fluggesellschaft:Eva Air
Kennzeichen: B-16481
Werknummer: 30607/1251
Baujahr: 2000-07-07 (11 years 11 months)
Triebwerk: 4 General Electric CF6-80C2B1F
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: leicht beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD) (   USA)
Flugphase: Taxi (TXI)
Flug von:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD), USA
Flug nach:Anchorage-Ted Stevens International Airport, AK (ANC/PANC), USA
An Embraer EMB-135KL, registration N834AE, operated by American Eagle Airlines as flight 4265, experienced substantial damage to the rudder and vertical stabilizer when it was struck by a Boeing 747-400, registration B-16481, operated by EVA Air as flight 661, while the 747 was taxiing at Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), IL. The Embraer was entering the ramp area and awaiting ground personnel to guide it to gate G20. The tail section was protruding into taxiway A. The 747 was taxiing westbound on taxiway A in the vicinity of A12 when the right wingtip contacted the Embraer's rudder and vertical stabilizer. There was minor wingtip and slat damage to the 747. There were no injuries to the 3 crew and 18 passengers on the Embraer or the 3 crew on the 747.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The 747 flight crew's failure to maintain a safe clearance with the EMB-135 that was stopped on a taxiway."



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Distance from Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL to Anchorage-Ted Stevens International Airport, AK as the crow flies is 4537 km (2835 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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