NTSB Identification: CHI88FA163.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38107.
Scheduled 14 CFR operation of NORTHWEST AIRLINES
Accident occurred Monday, July 11, 1988 in ST PAUL, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/18/1990
Aircraft: BOEING 727, registration: N254US
Injuries: 93 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

AFTER PUSH BACK FROM THE GATE, THE CAPTAIN RECEIVED AN UNRESTRICTED TAXI CLEARANCE & ELECTED TO TAXI TO THE NORTH SIDE OF A CONSTRUCTION AREA. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE LEFT WING OF THE ACFT STRUCK A PARKED VEHICLE IN A NONMOVEMENT AREA, WHICH RESULTED IN SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO THE ACFT. THE CAPT STATED THAT THE LACK OF INFORMATION IN THE FORM OF NOTAMS, LACK OF SPECIFIC DIRECTIONS FROM GROUND CONTROL AND LACK OF SIGNS AROUND THE CONSTRUCTION SITE, LEAD TO HIS DECISION TO TAXI ALONG THAT ROUTE.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

NOTAMS..INFORMATION INSUFFICIENT..AIRPORT PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

CONTROL TOWER SERVICE..INADEQUATE..ATC PERSONNEL(LCL/GND/CLNC)

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