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Last updated: 29 November 2020
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:jeudi 4 avril 2019
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic MD88 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas MD-88
Compagnie:Delta Air Lines
Immatriculation: N977DL
Numéro de série: 53258/1848
Année de Fabrication: 1991
Heures de vol:72944
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-219
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord:
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord:
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord:
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, GA (ATL) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: Au roulage (TXI)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Syracuse-Hancock International Airport, NY (SYR/KSYR), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, GA (ATL/KATL), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de vol:DL1276
Delta Airlines Flight 1276, was struck by a tug while taxing. The tug driver received minor injures.
Night visual conditions with light rain prevailed at the time of the accident.
The captain reported that after landing at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, ATC cleared the flight to enter the Ramp 2 east taxi lane and taxi to gate B14. The captain indicated that as they began to turn right into the ramp, Ramp Control instructed flight 1276 to give way to opposite direction traffic. As the captain was looking forward to identify the traffic, the first officer called out, "Stop, Stop, Stop!" The captain immediately applied full brakes. The flight crew then heard and felt an impact coming from the right side of the forward fuselage.
The pilots notified ramp control and held position. Ground support personnel arrived quickly to assist. The ground personnel told the pilot via inter-phone that a tug and baggage cart had impacted the fuselage and was against the nose gear. Ground personnel reported to the crew that the tug driver was OK but that he did not know where he was or how he got there.

Probable Cause:

Probable cause: "Failure of the tug driver to give way to the taxiing airplane."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year
Accident number: DCA19CA146
Download report: Summary report


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Syracuse-Hancock International Airport, NY et Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, GA est de 1268 km (793 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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