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Last updated: 18 September 2020
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Samstag 20 Dezember 1997
Zeit:17:55
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B733 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-3K9
Fluggesellschaft:Viva Air
Kennzeichen: EC-ELY
Werknummer: 24211/1623
Baujahr: 1988-10-04 (9 years 3 months)
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 21
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 26
Sachschaden: leicht beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:Genève-Cointrin Airport (GVA) (   Schweiz)
Flugphase: Rückstellung/Schleppen (PBT)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Genève-Cointrin Airport (GVA/LSGG), Schweiz
Flug nach:Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH/LSZH), Schweiz
Unfallbericht:
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:
cover
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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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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