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NTSB investigating after Pilatus PC-12 strikes Hawker 1000 on ground in New York

Image courtesy of RedditOn an icy morning last week at Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP), a Pilatus PC-12 taxiing on the ground hit a Hawker 1000 that had been sitting on the ramp for Hawthorne Global Aviation Services. The FAA and NTSB are now investigating. Videos posted online show the taxi of the PC-12, which appeared normal until the aircraft's speed suddenly increased. Head on with the Hawker 1000 during the change in speed, the PC-12 collided with its right wing. Moments before the crash, the ramp marshaller recognized the situation and was able to get out of the PC-12's path in time. No injuries were sustained by those aboard the PC-12, and the collision did not result in flames. However, both aircraft suffered damage. While the outside half of the Hawker 1000's wing was severed, the PC-12 lost its right wing altogether. Thus far, the NTSB investigation has resulted in interviews of the PC-12's flight crew, according to AIN, as well as the review of a collection of the flight data and cockpit voice recorders that had been aboard the aircraft. The engine and airframe of the PC-12 will be examined in the near future, and in the meantime, the NTSB will work with Pilatus Switzerland to identify items that may have caused this event to occur. While a collision that incurs as much damage as this warrants a thorough investigation to help prevent the potential for future accidents, it is a relief to know that none of the persons involved in this situation reported any resulting harm from the collision.
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