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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 172459
Last updated: 20 April 2020
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Date:23-DEC-2014
Time:c. 10:49
Type:Silhouette image of generic B737 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-7H4 (WL)
Owner/operator:Southwest Airlines
Registration: N939WN
C/n / msn: 36646/2933
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 143
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:New York-La Guardia Airport, NY (LGA/KLGA) -   United States of America
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:New York-La Guardia Airport, NY (LGA/KLGA)
Destination airport:Denver International Airport, CO (DEN/KDEN)
Narrative:
Southwest Airlines flight WN449, a Boeing 737-7H4 (WL), was on the taxiway at New York-La Guardia Airport when the left hand winglet was severed by an American Airlines Boeing 737-823 (WL).
The American Airlines 737, registration N822NN, had arrived from Dallas, Texas as flight AA1104 and was being towed to the gate when the incident happened.
According to the Port Authority website, AA1104 arrived at gate D7.

The registration of flight WN449 is assumed based on Flightradar24 data.

Sources:

https://mashable.com/2014/12/23/southwest-plane-clipped/
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/12/23/2-planes-clip-wings-on-the-ground-at-laguardia-airport/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Dec-2014 17:39 harro Added
23-Dec-2014 17:49 harro Updated [Time, Total occupants, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
23-Dec-2014 17:52 harro Updated [Registration, Cn, Narrative]
23-Dec-2014 18:55 harro Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
24-Dec-2014 08:28 BTD-1 Updated [Time]

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