ASN Aircraft accident Boeing 737-832 (WL) N3762Y New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Tuesday 9 August 2016
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-832 (WL)
Operator:Delta Air Lines
Registration: N3762Y
MSN: 30817/968
First flight: 2001-09-26 (14 years 11 months)
Total airframe hrs:49267
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-7B26
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 160
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 166
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft 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:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), United States of America
Destination airport:Salt Lake City International Airport, UT (SLC/KSLC), United States of America
Delta Air Lines flight 442, a Boeing 737-800, was struck by a catering truck while parked at the gate during passenger boarding at New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport. The impact resulted in substantial damage to the lower left fuselage of the airplane. The were no injuries to the six crewmembers, 160 passengers, or two ground service personnel.
The ground crew reported that the truck had problems with the handbrake and jumped the chock, impacting the airplane.

The aircraft was repaired at JFK and returned to service on August 18, 2016.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Inadvertent collision by ground service vehicle."

Damaged on the ground



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Distance from New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY to Salt Lake City International Airport, UT as the crow flies is 3172 km (1982 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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