Aviation safety investigations & reports

Taxi Incident; JFK Airport, New York, USA; 29 May 2006; VH-OEE, Boeing Aircraft Co 747-400

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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On 29 May 2006, an Australian registered and operated Boeing Co. 747-400 was taxiing at New York, John F Kennedy (JFK) Airport. During the aircraft's final turn into its allocated parking bay, the right wingtip contacted a blast fence, resulting in damage to the outboard end of the right wing. An investigation was conducted by the US Federal Aviation Administration in conjunction with the US National Transportation Safety Board and the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.

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General details
Date: 29 May 2006   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 2221 UTC    
Location   (show map): New York, JFK Airport    
State: International   Occurrence type: Taxiing collision/near collision  
Release date: 28 June 2007   Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer The Boeing Company  
Aircraft model 747  
Aircraft registration VH-OEE  
Serial number 32909  
Type of operation Air Transport High Capacity  
Damage to aircraft Minor  
Departure point Los Angeles, USA  
Departure time 09:20  
Destination New York, USA  
Last update 18 April 2018