Descripción del Accidente ASN 27 NOV 2017 Airbus A330-343 G-VRAY - New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK)
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Estado:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Fecha:lunes 27 noviembre 2017
Hora:19:53
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic A333 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A330-343
Operador:Virgin Atlantic Airways
Registración: G-VRAY
Numéro de série: 1296
Año de Construcción: 2012-03-09 (5 years 9 months)
Horas Totales de la Célula:27517
Motores: 2 Rolls-Royce Trent 772B-60
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Carreteando (TXI)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:London-Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL), Reino Unido
Número de Vuelo:VS4
Descripción:
An EgyptAir Boeing 777-300 (SU-GDL) was involved in a ground collision accident with a Virgin Atlantic Airways Airbus A330-343 (G-VRAY) at New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York, USA.
Both aircraft were taxiing for departure from runway 4L when Virgin flight 4 moved to the side on the runway 4L hold pad to let following aircraft pass. EgyptAir flight 986 to Cairo, Egypt, was passing the A330 when the right hand wing tip leading edge struck the left hand winglet of the A330. The winglet was ripped off and the Boeing 777's wing leading edge sustained damage.

Probable Cause:

Probable cause: The air traffic controller's improper instruction to the Egypt Air airplane flight crew to pass in an area where passing is prohibited, which led to a ground collision.

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: DCA18LA024B
Download report: Summary report

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Distance from New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY to London-Heathrow Airport as the crow flies is 5501 km (3438 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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