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Last updated: 22 October 2019
Estado:Final
Fecha:domingo 5 octubre 2014
Hora:18:52
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic A342 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A340-212
Operador:Royal Jordanian Airlines
Registración: JY-AID
Numéro de série: 022
Año de Construcción: 1993-05-24 (21 years 5 months)
Motores: 4 CFMI CFM56-5C3/F
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 16
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 164
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 180
Daños en la Aeronave: Menor
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Carreteando (TXI)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Amman-Queen Alia International Airport (AMM/OJAI), Jordania
Aeropuerto de Llegada:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:RJ261
Descripción:
Royal Jordanian Airlines flight 261, 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.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The A340 captain's failure to maintain adequate clearance between his wing and the tail of the EMB-145."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 11 months
Accident number: DCA15FA004B
Download report: Summary report


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Distance from Amman-Queen Alia International Airport to New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY as the crow flies is 9155 km (5722 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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