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National Transportation Safety Board
NTSB ID: CEN11LA099B Occurrence Date: 12/04/2010 Occurrence Type: Accident Most Critical Injury: None Investigated By: NTSB

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Location/Time
Nearest City/Place State

Zip Code

Local Time

Time Zone

Chicago

IL

60666

2128

CST

Aircraft Information
Registration Number Aircraft Manufacturer Model/Series Number

N502MJ
Type of Aircraft: Airplane Injury Summary:

BOMBARDIER INC
Amateur Built Aircraft? No
Fatal Serious Minor

CL-600-2C10

None

33

Revenue Sightseeing Flight: No Narrative

Air Medical Transport Flight: No

Brief narrative statement of facts, conditions and circumstances pertinent to the accident/incident:

On December 4, 2010, about 2128 central standard time, a Boeing 747-47UF airplane, N499MC, operated by Atlas Air Inc. as flight 7552 sustained minor right wing damage when it struck the horizontal stabilizer of a standing Bombardier Inc CL-600-2C10 airplane, N502MJ, operated by Mesa Airlines Inc. as flight 7246, while taxing for takeoff at the Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD), Chicago, Illinois. N502MJ, which was holding short of its gate area, sustained substantial damage to its horizontal stabilizer. There were no reported injuries to the 4 flight crewmembers on N499MC or to the 2 pilots, 2 flight attendants, and 29 passengers on N502MJ. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and instrument flight rules flight plan were filed for the scheduled flights. The Atlas Air flight was conducted under 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 121 as a non-scheduled domestic cargo flight and the Mesa Airlines Inc. flight was conducted under 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 121 as a scheduled domestic passenger flight. N499MC was originating from ORD at the time of the accident and was destined for the Toledo Express Airport, near Toledo, Ohio. N502MJ originated from the Charlotte/Douglas International Airport, near Charlotte, North Carolina, about 1920, and was destined for ORD. Updated on Dec 10 2010 3:33PM

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NTSB ID: CEN11LA099B Occurrence Date: 12/04/2010 Occurrence Type: Accident

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Other Aircraft Involved
Registration Number Aircraft Manufacturer

Model/Series Number

N499MC

BOEING

747-47UF

Accident Information
Aircraft Damage:

Substantial

Accident Occurred During:

Crew
Pilot 2 3 4 5 6

Name

Certificate No.

Injury

On File On File

None None

Operator Information
Name Operator Designator Code Doing Business As

MESA AIRLINES INC
Street Address

MASA
City State Zip Code

-Type of Certificate(s) Held:
Air Carrier Operating Certificate(s):

Flag Carrier/Domestic

Operating Certificate: Regulation Flight Conducted Under: Part 121: Air Carrier

Operator Certificate:

Type of Flight Operations Conducted: Scheduled; Domestic; Passenger Only

Flight Plan/Itinerary
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR

Last Departure Point

State

Airport Identifier

Charlotte
Destination

NC
State

CLT
Airport Identifier

Same as Accident/Incident Location

ORD

Weather Information
Investigator's Source: Sky/Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered Lowest Ceiling: Ft. AGL Facility ID: ORD Observation Time (Local): 2051

3300 Ft. AGL
Visibility:

10

SM

Altimeter:

30.20

"Hg
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NTSB ID: CEN11LA099B Occurrence Date: 12/04/2010 Occurrence Type: Accident

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Weather Information
Temperature: Wind Speed: 10
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-3 ° C
Kts.

Dew Point: Gusts:

-6 ° C
Kts.

Wind Direction: 320 Weather Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions

Administration Data
Notification From Date

FAA-AGL-ROC
FAA District Office/Coordinator Investigator-In-Charge (IIC)

Federal Aviation Administration David L. Stohler

Edward F. Malinowski

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