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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 197250
Last updated: 28 January 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B763 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 767-3BGER
Owner/operator:Ethiopian Airlines
Registration: ET-AMG
C/n / msn: 30566/817
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 196
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL/VIDP) -   India
Phase: Pushback / towing
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL/VIDP)
Destination airport:Addis Ababa-Bole Airport (ADD/HAAB)
Investigating agency: AAIB India
An Air India Airbus A320, registration VT-EXD, was parked on aircraft stand 86L of Delhi International airport at 16:25 UTC (21:55 LT) after operating flight AI5542 from Jeddah). Ab Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767-300 aircraft, ET-AMG, was already parked on aircraft stand 87 after arrival from Addis Ababa at 04:10 UTC (09:40 LT).
The Boeing 767 was supposed to operate flight ET686 back to Addis Ababa at 20:40 UTC (02:10 LT). After obtaining positive push back clearance from ATC at 20:37 UTC, when the aircraft was being pushed back from aircraft stand 87, the starboard side wing of Ethiopian aircraft got entangled with the left hand side sharklet of the Air India aircraft.
The incident occurred during night time in fine weather conditions.
Both the aircraft received minor damages.

Probable cause:-
The most probable cause of Incident was improper stand allocation made by the aerodrome personnel without following Standard Operating procedures (SOP). Non availability of wing walkers during pushback of M/s. Ethiopian aircraft was a contributory factor.


Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation ET-AMG(1) issued by AAIB India
Safety recommendation ET-AMG(2) issued by AAIB India
Safety recommendation ET-AMG(3) issued by AAIB India
Safety recommendation ET-AMG(4) issued by AAIB India

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB India
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

09-Aug-2017 17:47 harro Added
09-Aug-2017 17:53 harro Updated [Date, Time, Total occupants, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
23-Mar-2018 20:48 harro Updated [Time, Nature, Embed code, Narrative]

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