ASN Aircraft accident Airbus A321-231 N982VJ Washington-Ronald Reagan National Airport, DC (DCA)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Saturday 30 September 2017
Time:10:46
Type:Silhouette image of generic A321 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A321-231
Operator:American Airlines
Registration: N982VJ
MSN: 5374
First flight: 2012-11-01 (4 years 11 months)
Engines: 2 IAE V2533-A5
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 185
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 191
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Washington-Ronald Reagan National Airport, DC (DCA) (   United States of America)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX (DFW/KDFW), United States of America
Destination airport:Washington-Ronald Reagan National Airport, DC (DCA/KDCA), United States of America
Flightnumber:AA419
Narrative:
American Airlines Flight 1533, a Boeing 737-823 (N841NN), contacted an American Airlines Airbus A321-231 (N982VJ) on the ground at Washington-Ronald Reagan National Airport, DC, USA.
The aircraft was taxiing to the stand after arriving from Miami, Florida when the left hand winglet impacted the right hand horizontal stabilizer of the A321.
The A321 had just arrived from Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas as flight 419.

Probable Cause:

Probable Cause: The failure N841NNs captain to maintain appropriate clearance from N982VJ, which was stopped on the taxiway.

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: DCA17CA214B
Download report: Summary report

Classification:
Ground collision
Damaged on the ground

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX to Washington-Ronald Reagan National Airport, DC as the crow flies is 1902 km (1189 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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