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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 172788
Last updated: 31 July 2021
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Time:05:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic A332 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A330-243
Owner/operator:US Airways / American Airlines
Registration: N288AY
MSN: 1441
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) -   United States of America
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
An American Airlines cleaning truck #FR062 driven by a cleaning lead, entered the hard stand across from the Base maintenance hangar at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) with the intent of locating a specific aircraft (A321, N507AY) to conduct a scheduled clean.
As was the station norm during night operations the driver angled towards the nose gear as they approached each aircraft to use the headlights to illuminate the aircraft number. After identifying N288AY, they accelerated towards the next aircraft but failed to clear the aircraft. Significant structural damage to the aircraft occurred when the right hand rail on the stationary platform cut through the aircraft fuselage aft of the radome and the box of the truck struck the radome. No employees were injured. The aircraft is now back in regular service.



Photo of N288AY courtesy

London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)
30 September 2017; (c) Anton Homma

March 22, 2015 N288AY at Leading Edge Aviation Services, Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport, Amarillo Texas waiting for a paint job.

Revision history:

08-Jan-2015 16:01 whiteshark Added
08-Jan-2015 16:02 harro Updated [Date, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities]
08-Jan-2015 16:06 Anon. Updated [Date]
08-Jan-2015 20:27 StreetF117 Updated [Time, Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Jan-2015 20:49 harro Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
08-Jan-2015 21:15 harro Updated [Narrative]
27-Mar-2015 20:49 RichardWarner Updated [Photo, ]
09-Apr-2015 19:35 DSA Updated [Narrative]

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