NTSB Identification: DEN06IA068.
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Scheduled 14 CFR Lufthansa German Airlines
Incident occurred Sunday, April 23, 2006 in Denver, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/25/2007
Aircraft: Boeing 747-400, registration: DABVN
Injuries: 401 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.

The Boeing 747-400 was taxiing to the gate following landing. The adjacent jetway had not been retracted completely after it was last used. As the airplane approached its jetway, the airplane's number 1 engine struck the adjacent jetway causing scraping, dents, and puncture damage to the engine nacelle.

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

The ground crew's failure to retract the adjacent jetway and to verify the airplane's clearance with the jetway as it taxied.

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