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Accident description
Last updated: 19 February 2018
Date:Tuesday 12 September 2017
Type:Silhouette image of generic B763 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 767-375ER
Operator:Air Canada
Registration: C-GHOZ
C/n / msn: 24087/249
First flight: 1989-03-31 (28 years 6 months)
Engines: 2 General Electric CF6-80C2B6F
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Unknown
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX) (   United States of America)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Toronto-Pearson International Airport, ON (YYZ/CYYZ), Canada
Destination airport:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), United States of America
United Airlines flight UA447, a Boeing 737-900 (N69813) sustained damage when the winglet scraped the horizontal stabilizer of Air Canada flight AC785, a Boeing 767-300ER (C-GHOZ). The B767 was stationary and waiting for a tow to their gate at the time of the incident.
Flight UA447 taxing west on taxiway C for departure to San Francisco, California, while AC785 had arrived from Toronto, Canada.
C-GHOZ received substantial damage to its right hand elevator's lower right stabilizer control surface.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation ongoing

Ground collision



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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Toronto-Pearson International Airport, ON to Los Angeles International Airport, CA as the crow flies is 3470 km (2168 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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