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Last updated: 19 November 2018
Status:Final
Date:Friday 30 June 2017
Time:20:37
Type:Silhouette image of generic A321 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A321-231 (WL)
Operator:American Airlines
Registration: N991AU
C/n / msn: 7131
First flight: 2016-09-19 (9 months)
Engines: 2 IAE V2533-A5
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD) (   United States of America)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD), United States of America
Destination airport:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), United States of America
Flightnumber:AA1162
Narrative:
An American Airlines Airbus A321 (N991AU) was involved in a ground contact incident with a SkyWest Airlines/American Eagle CRJ-200 (N862AS) at Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, Illinois, USA.
American Airlines flight AA1162 was taxiing out for departure when the left hand winglet contacted the stabilizer of American Eagle flight AA3047, that had arrived from Rochester International Airport, MN at 20:16 hours local time.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The A321 flight crew's incorrect evaluation of the clearance between the aircraft, leading to the inadvertent collision with the horizontal stabilizer of the CRJ700. Contributing to the accident was traffic congestion that resulted in the CRJ700 having to stop prior to fully clearing the perpendicular taxiway."

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 252 days (8 months)
Accident number: DCA17CA147A
Download report: Summary report

Classification:
Ground collision


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Distance from Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL to Los Angeles International Airport, CA as the crow flies is 2783 km (1739 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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