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Date:Sunday 22 February 1998
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT72 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
ATR 72-202
Registration: D-ANFA
MSN: 224
First flight: 1991
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW124B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) (   Germany)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Berlin-Tempelhof Airport (THF/EDDI), Germany
Destination airport:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF), Germany
The ATR-72 was caught by the jet blast of a Tupolev 154. The ATR turned 90 degrees to the right and the nose was raised 1 to 1,5 m. The nose gear sustained substantial damage

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Der Flugunfall geschah, weil das Flugzeug ATR 72 in den Abgasstrahl der TU 154 geriet. Dazu beigetragen hat, dass der verantwortliche Flugzeugführer der ATR 72 mit dem Rollen begann, obwohl die Rollbahn Alfa noch nicht frei war. Er verließ die Roll-Leitlinie nach links und rollte hinter der TU 154 vorbei. Er informierte APRON über diese Abänderung. Diese wurde aber nicht von APRON unterbunden, weil von der Verkehrslage nichts dagegen sprach;
dass die zulässig angewandte Phraseologie - hold short of RWY 25R - unterschiedlich interpretierbar war. Die Anwendung dieser Phrase ermöglichte unbestimmt
weit vor der 'taxi-holding position' anzuhalten."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 6 months
Accident number: 1X001-0/98
Download report: Summary report

Damaged on the ground

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Distance from Berlin-Tempelhof Airport to Frankfurt International Airport as the crow flies is 431 km (269 miles).

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