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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 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: International Occurrence type: Taxiing collision/near collision 
Release date: 28 June 2007 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Incident 
 Highest injury level: None 
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
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Last update 18 April 2018