ASN Aircraft accident Avro RJ85 N528XJ Memphis International Airport, TN (MEM)
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Date:Tuesday 15 October 2002
Type:Silhouette image of generic RJ85 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro RJ85
Operated by:Mesaba Airlines
On behalf of:Northwest Airlink
Registration: N528XJ
MSN: E2353
First flight: 1999-06-19 (3 years 4 months)
Engines: 4 Lycoming LF507-1F
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Memphis International Airport, TN (MEM) (   United States of America)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
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The Avro RJ85 was had received a maintenance check and was being taxied back to the terminal. The mechanics were not able to stop the plane in time. It collided with the jetway at gate C2, causing considerable damage to the jetway as a well as the airplane. The no. 1 engine was almost entirely ripped off its mountings and the flight deck sustained serious structural damage.

Damaged on the ground



photo of Avro-RJ85-N528XJ
accident date: 15-10-2002
type: Avro RJ85
registration: N528XJ
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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