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Last updated: 23 February 2019
Status:Voorlopig - officieel
Datum:dinsdag 12 september 2017
Type:Silhouette image of generic E120 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Embraer EMB-120ER Brasilia
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Air Charter Express
Registratie: N121CZ
Constructienummer: 120350
Bouwjaar: 1999
Aantal vlieguren:33531
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW118
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Greeley-Weld County Airport, CO (GXY) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Geparkeerd (STD)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Greeley-Weld County Airport, CO (GXY/KGXY), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Oxford-University Airport, MS (UOX/KUOX), Verenigde Staten
An Embraer EMB-120 airplane, N121CZ, while standing on a ramp at the Greeley-Weld County Airport, Colorado, was struck by a bus. The airline transport pilot and two crewmembers on board the airplane were uninjured and the bus driver and 23 passengers on board the bus were uninjured. The airplane sustained substantial damage to its left aileron.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The bus driver's failure to maintain clearance from the standing airplane during dark night conditions. Contributing to the accident was the airport's lack of an escort for the bus."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 135 days (5 months)
Accident number: CEN17LA350
Download report: Summary report



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N121CZ previously operated for United Express
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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Greeley-Weld County Airport, CO en Oxford-University Airport, MS bedraagt 1481 km (925 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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