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Last updated: 27 October 2021
Fecha:miércoles 28 marzo 2018
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B763 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 767-3Q8ER
Operador:El Al Israel Airlines
Registración: 4X-EAK
Numéro de série: 27600/655
Año de Construcción: 1997-04-07 (21 years)
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney PW4060
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 270
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) (   Israel)
Fase: Puesta en Marcha (PBT)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV/LLBG), Israel
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Roma-Fiumicino Airport (FCO/LIRF), Italia
Número de Vuelo:LY385
A Germania Boeing 737-700 (D-ABLB) was involved in a ground collision accident with an El Al Boeing 767-300ER (4X-EAK) at Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion International Airport, Israel.
Both aircraft were parked at Terminal 3, with the B737 at gate C8 and the B767 at gate C9. At 06:17 the B767 was cleared for pushback by the ground controller: "ElAl 385 Heavy C9 pushback and startup approved, release point 37 facing east".
Two minutes later the B737 was also cleared for pushback: "Germania 4915 pushback and startup approved, release point 48 facing east." This clearance was later amended to point 47 facing west.
What the ground controller did not realise was the fact that the B767 on point 37 was blocking the pushback lane of the B737.
Germania flight 4915 was being pushed back from the gate until the tail fin impacted the right hand horizontal stabilizer of El Al flight 385.
At the time of the accident it was dark and visibility was decreased by rain and reflecting lights.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AIAI
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 3 months
Accident number: 31-18
Download report: Final report


photo of Boeing-767-3Q8ER-4X-EAK
photo of Boeing-767-3Q8ER-4X-EAK
accident date: 28-03-2018
type: Boeing 767-3Q8ER
registration: 4X-EAK

Video, social media

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion International Airport to Roma-Fiumicino Airport as the crow flies is 2264 km (1415 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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