NTSB Identification: DCA05WA067
Accident occurred Friday, May 20, 2005 in London, United Kingdom
Aircraft: BOEING B-777-232, registration: N864DA
Injuries: 309 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On May 20, 2005, at 0635 UTC time, a Boeing 777-232, registration N864DA, operated by Delta Airlines taxied past the stop line entering gate 50 at London Gatwick International Airport. The No. 1 engine struck the airbridge, resulting in substantial damage to both. There were no injuries to the 296 passengers and 13 crew members.

The investigation is being conducted by the Air Accident Investigation Branch, Department for Transport of the United Kingdom. The NTSB has appointed an Accredited Representative to assist the investigation under the provisions of ICAO Annex 13 as the State of Manufacture and Design of the airplane.

All requests for information should be directed to:
AAIB
Farnborough House
Berkshire Copse Road
Aldershot, Hampshire
GU11 2HH, United Kingdom
+44(0) 1252 510300

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