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The second X-48B was modified into the C model, powered by two larger (but still small) turbojets and with the vertical stabilizers moved inboard and the trailing edge between the fins extended aft.
While taxiing out for departure, the wing from Flight 266 from Boston to Amsterdam made contact with the vertical stabilizer of ASA Flight 4904, also on departure from Boston to Raleigh-Durham," the New York Post quoted a statement from Delta Air Lines, as saying.
5/11/2011 E-2C+ Tow tractor impacted outboard starboard vertical stabilizer on the flight line.
Meanwhile, recovery of the plane's vertical stabilizer could help narrow the search for voice and data recorders, which are usually carried in the tail section of an aircraft.
Bardua, restorers now have the leading and trailing edges of the wings, wing tips, horizontal and vertical stabilizers, flight controls, tail section, engines and propellers.
The other plane also had its vertical stabilizer partially damaged, while the windshield for the pilot's seat was broken.
Had the hatch come loose in flight, it may have severely damaged the vertical stabilizer - outstanding catch
titanium side panel casting made by Boeing for the F-22 fighter jet, to helping the National Transportation Safety Board determine whether or not delamination of the vertical stabilizer on American Airlines flight 587 was the cause for its fatal crash in New York in November of 2001.