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Last updated: 6 December 2019
Status:Final
Date:Saturday 20 December 1997
Time:17:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic B733 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-3K9
Operator:Viva Air
Registration: EC-ELY
C/n / msn: 24211/1623
First flight: 1988-10-04 (9 years 3 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 21
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 26
Aircraft damage: Minor
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Genève-Cointrin Airport (GVA) (   Switzerland)
Phase: Pushback / towing (PBT)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Genève-Cointrin Airport (GVA/LSGG), Switzerland
Destination airport:Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH/LSZH), Switzerland
Narrative:
The aircraft collided with a mobile gateway and sustained minor damage. No injuries occured.

Probable Cause:

CAUSE
The collision of the leading edge of the left wing against a mobile gateway was due to a sudden failure of the withdrawal mechanism, unobserved by the person responsible for the aircraft on the ground.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: BFU Switzerlnd
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 6 months
Accident number: Nr. 1711
Download report: Final report

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Genève-Cointrin Airport to Zürich-Kloten Airport as the crow flies is 229 km (143 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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