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Date:Saturday 1 October 1994
Type:Silhouette image of generic MD83 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-83 (MD-83)
Operator:Venus Airlines
Registration: SX-BAQ
MSN: 49710/1547
First flight: 1988
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-219
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:München-Franz Josef Strauss Airport (MUC) (   Germany)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:München-Franz Josef Strauss Airport (MUC/EDDM), Germany
Destination airport:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Greece
The aircraft was taxiing to a holding position of runway 26L on taxiway Sierra. The clearance was "holding position Bravo 10, runway 26 left via Sierra". A crew member confirmed "Bravo 10 - ah - 26 left via Sierra". On taxiway Sierra at the turn off position to Bravo 10 (indicated by a destination sign at the left side of the taxiway) the pilot did not turn off as advised. The aircraft taxied straight ahead into the de-icing area and went through the gantry. The stabilizer collided with the gantry and was substantially damaged.

Collision with pole or wires
Damaged on the ground

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Distance from München-Franz Josef Strauss Airport to Athens-Ellinikon International Airport as the crow flies is 1499 km (937 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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