Accident Boeing 747-283B G-VOIG, Tuesday 11 August 1992
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Date:Tuesday 11 August 1992
Time:16:25 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B742 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 747-283B
Owner/operator:Virgin Atlantic Airways, Ltd.
Registration: G-VOIG
MSN: 20121/167
Engine model:P&W JT9D
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 361
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Newark, NJ -   United States of America
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:London
Destination airport:(KEWR)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
AFTER LANDING THE CREW WAS INSTRUCTED TO TAXI TO A HOLDING AREA KNOWN AS 'YANKEE AIRCRAFT PARKING' TO AWAIT A GATE ASSIGNMENT. WHILE MANEUVERING INTO PARKING SPACE NO.4, THE RIGHT WING TIP STRUCK A LIGHT POLE, SEVERING A 6 FT SECTION. A SIMILAR INCIDENT OCCURRED SEVERAL MONTHS PRIOR WITH ANOTHER BOEING 747. THE PORT AUTHORITY SUBSEQUENTLY RESTRICTED THE USE OF PARKING SPACE NO.4 AREA T0 NARROWBODY AIRCRAFT ONLY.

Probable Cause: THE AIRPORT AUTHORITY'S FAILURE TO ASSURE ADEQUATE OBSTACLE CLEARANCE FOR AIRCRAFT MANUEVERING AROUND THE RAMP AREA.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: NYC92LA157
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 2 months
Download report: Final report

Sources:

NTSB NYC92LA157

Revision history:

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