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Accident description
Last updated: 20 February 2018
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Sunday 5 October 2014
Time:18:52
Type:Silhouette image of generic E145 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Embraer EMB-145LR (ERJ-145LR)
Operated by:Chautauqua Airlines
On behalf of:Delta Connection
Registration: N572RP
C/n / msn: 14500828
First flight: 2004
Engines: 2 Allison AE3007A1P
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 48
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK) (   United States of America)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Charleston International Airport, SC (CHS/KCHS), United States of America
Destination airport:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), United States of America
Flightnumber:6087
Narrative:
Royal Jordanian Airlines flight RJ261, an Airbus A340, registration JY-AID, struck the vertical stabilizer of Chautauqua flight 6087, an ERJ-145, N572RP at New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport.
The A340 was taxiing northwest bound on taxiway A and the ERJ-145 was stationary on taxiway Q. The ERJ-145 sustained substantial damage and the A340 sustained minor damage. There were no injuries to the 180 passengers and crewmembers onboard the Airbus or the 48 passengers and crewmembers on board Chautauqua Airlines flight 6087.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 11 months
Accident number: DCA15FA004A
Download report: Summary report

Classification:
Ground collision

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Charleston International Airport, SC to New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY as the crow flies is 1018 km (636 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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