Descripción del Accidente ASN 07 MAY 2018 Boeing 737-8H4 (WL) N8655D - Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, MD (BWI)
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Estado:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Fecha:lunes 7 mayo 2018
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-8H4 (WL)
Operador:Southwest Airlines
Registración: N8655D
Numéro de série: 42529/5200
Año de Construcción: 2014-11-26 (3 years 5 months)
Horas Totales de la Célula:12466
Motores: 2 CFMI CFM56-7BE
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 173
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 179
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, MD (BWI) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Carreteando (TXI)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL (FLL/KFLL), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, MD (BWI/KBWI), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:WN6263
Southwest Flight 6263 was struck by a Southwest Airlines maintenance truck as the aircraft was being marshalled into its gate at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (KBWI), Maryland, USA. There were no injuries.
According to the flight crew, they had cleared the safety zone prior to joining the J-line. According to ground witnesses, the maintenance vehicle appeared to initially slow down for the airplane, but then appeared to increase its speed to pass in front of the airplane before it could enter the gate. The airplane sustained damage to the left and right nose landing gear doors, nose landing gear trunnion fittings, and to the left-hand forward fuselage skin and stringers.

The aircraft was ferried to Indianapolis for repairs on May 13 and was back in service on June 11, 2018.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The maintenance truck driver's failure to give way to the airplane that resulted in the truck colliding with the taxiing aircraft."

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 121 days (4 months)
Accident number: DCA18CA169
Download report: Final report



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Distance from Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, MD as the crow flies is 1483 km (927 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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