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Last updated: 13 December 2019
Status:Preliminary
Date:Tuesday 9 July 2019
Time:ca 07:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-214 (WL)
Operator:easyJet Europe
Registration: OE-IVQ
C/n / msn: 7228
First flight: 2015-06-15 (4 years )
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-5B4/3
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS) (   Netherlands)
Phase: Pushback / towing (PBT)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM), Netherlands
Destination airport:London-Gatwick Airport (LGW/EGKK), United Kingdom
Flightnumber:U28868
Narrative:
An easyJet Europe Airbus A320-214 (OE-IVQ, flight U28868) and a KLM Boeing 737-800 (PH-BXH, flight KL1699) were involved in a pushback collision accident at Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport, the Netherlands.
Both aircraft were parked on opposite sides at the D-concourse. The KLM flight was pushed back from D48 when OE-IVQ had already just commenced push back from D25. OE-IVQ's left-hand winglet struck the left-hand elevator of the KLM flight.
Both aircraft were subsequently grounded for inspection and repairs.

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

Classification:
Ground collision
Damaged on the ground

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Distance from Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport to London-Gatwick Airport as the crow flies is 362 km (226 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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