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Last updated: 19 November 2018
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Monday 27 November 2017
Time:19:53
Type:Silhouette image of generic B77W model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 777-36NER
Operator:EgyptAir
Registration: SU-GDL
C/n / msn: 38284/850
First flight: 2010-02-19 (7 years 9 months)
Engines: 2 General Electric GE90-115B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK) (   United States of America)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK), United States of America
Destination airport:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypt
Flightnumber:MS986
Narrative:
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 MS986 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.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation ongoing
Accident number: DCA18LA024A

Classification:
Ground collision

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY to Cairo International Airport as the crow flies is 8955 km (5597 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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