On July 14th, 2011 at approximately 7:30 PM local time at the Boston International Airport, a Canadair Regional Jet operated by Atlantic Southeast Airlines flight 4904 flying under the Delta Connection banner for Delta Air Lines to Raleigh, North Carolina, collided with a Delta 767 operating flight 266 to Amsterdam. The CRJ was a 900ER series aircraft, MSN 15219, registration N132EV. The 767 was a 767-332ER(WL) aircraft MSN 27961/576, registration N185DN.
While taxiing out for departure, the winglet from the 767 made contact with the vertical stabilizer of the CRJ also waiting to depart.
There were 204 passengers and a crew of 11 on the 767. There were 74 passengers and 3 crew members on the CRJ. The accident is under investigation by the NTSB.
According to a press release by the NTSB the accident was officially described as:
On July 14, 2011, about 7:33 P.M. EDT, a Delta Air Lines B767-300ER, N185DN, operating as Delta flight 266, was taxiing on taxiway B for departure on runway 04 at Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), when its left winglet struck the horizontal stabilizer of an Atlantic Southeast Airlines CRJ900, N132EV, operating as ASA flight 4904, which was number three in line on taxiway M waiting for departure on runway 09.As the B767 approached and passed the intersection with taxiway M, the left winglet of the B767 struck the horizontal tail of the CRJ900. The CRJ900 sustained substantial damage, which included damage to the horizontal tail and vertical tail; the airplane lost fluid in all three hydraulic systems. Parts of the B767 winglet were sheared off and embedded in the tail of the CRJ900. The passengers on the CRJ900 were deplaned on the taxiway, and the B767 taxied back to the terminal.
It has not been determined if the CRJ will be written off rom this incident at this time.