NTSB investigates Air France A380 wing tip clip of a CRJ700

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Staff from the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have officially launched an investigation into the wing tip clipping of a Comair Bombardier CRJ700 (N641CA) by an Air France Airbus A380 (FHPJD) at John F Kennedy International airport.

NTSB states preliminary reports indicate on 11 April at 20:25EST the CRJ700's left horizontal stabiliser was struck while the regional flight 293 was taxiing to the gate.

Reports indicate 52 passengers and four crew were onboard the CRJ700 and 485 passengers and 25 crew were on the A380 operating as Air France flight 7.

NTSB has requested cockpit voice recorders and flight data recorders from each aircraft, and plans to review air traffic control tapes and examine ground movement radar data from the airport surface detection equipment-model X (ASDE-X).