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Last updated: 25 May 2020
Status:Final
Date:Tuesday 29 November 2016
Time:07:36
Type:Silhouette image of generic B763 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 767-319ER
Operator:Fly Jamaica Airways
Registration: N767WA
C/n / msn: 24876/413
First flight: 1992-01-17 (24 years 11 months)
Engines: 2 General Electric CF6-80C2B6
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Georgetown-Cheddi Jagan International Airport (GEO) (   Guyana)
Phase: Standing (STD)
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Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
Caribbean Airlines Flight 527, a Boeing 737-800 aircraft (9Y-SXM), departed from New York-JFK Airport, NY, USA on a scheduled flight to Georgetown-Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Guyana.
The aircraft landed on runway 06 at 11:33 hrs and was cleared by ATC to taxi via taxiways Charlie and Alpha to the International Apron. The First Officer’s read back was correct. However, one minute and 30 seconds later, as the aircraft was taxiing on Charlie, the Captain asked the First Officer “Where we goin’? Bravo?”, to which the First Officer responded affirmatively.
The aircraft then turned right onto taxiway Bravo, then turned left on to the apron and taxied behind a Fly Jamaica Boeing 767 (N767WA) parked in Parking Position 3. There was a wing walker on the ramp ahead, at the tail end of Parking Position 1 near to taxiway Alpha. Another wing walker was standing by the tail of the B767 in Parking Position 3, and a marshaller was at the head of Parking Position 2.
At 11:36, as the B737 taxied behind the B767, the right winglet of the B737, hit the trailing edge of the B767’s right elevator, cut off the tail cone and sliced through the left elevator. The B737 then came to a halt and the captain shut down the engines.

Classification:
Ground collision
Damaged on the ground

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