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Last updated: 20 November 2019
Status:Preliminary
Date:Wednesday 13 February 2019
Time:09:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic B789 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
Operator:KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Registration: PH-BHA
C/n / msn: 36113/356
First flight: 1999-08-03 (19 years 7 months)
Engines: 2 General Electric CF6-80C2B1F
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Minor
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS) (   Netherlands)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM), Netherlands
Destination airport:Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, GA (ATL/KATL), United States of America
Flightnumber:KL623
Narrative:
KLM flight KL601, a Boeing 747-400 (PH-BFV) and KLM flight KL623, a Boeing 787-9 (PH-BHA) both suffered damage in a ground contact incident at Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport.
KL623 was instructed by the Schiphol ground controller to do a long push back from gate F8 to allow for a Boeing 747 to arrive at F8.
Subsequently, KL601 received a conditional clearance to be pushed back from neighboring gate F6 if sufficient clearance could be maintained with KL623.
Push back was commenced and during this maneuver, the right-hand winglet of KL601 hit the right-hand horizontal stabilizer of the Boeing 787.
Both aircraft were grounded for repairs. PH-BFV resumed service on February 16.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: Dutch Safety Board
Status: Investigation ongoing
Accident number: 2019009

Classification:
Ground collision
Damaged on the ground

Sources:
» Onderzoeksraad


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Distance from Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, GA as the crow flies is 7014 km (4384 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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