Final Report: ERJ 135 attempter pushback with brake set

 - November 6, 2007, 7:29 AM

Embraer ERJ 135LR, Newark, N.J., July 24, 2006–The NTSB determined that the captain of the American Eagle ERJ 135 failed to follow company procedures, which resulted in pushback with the parking brake set. An additional factor was the use of a larger tug than preferred for the regional jet. The airplane skidded about 14 inches. The forward pressure bulkhead, the forward longerons and the nosegear were substantially damaged, but there were no injuries.