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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 177655
Last updated: 9 December 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B772 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 777-21HLR
Registration: A6-EWD
MSN: 35577/688
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 273
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:Lagos-Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS/DNMM) -   Nigeria
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Lagos-Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS/DNMM)
Destination airport:Dubai Airport (DXB/OMDB)
Investigating agency: AIB Nigeria
The Boeing 777-21HLR (A6-EWD), operating Emirates flight EK782 from Lagos, Nigeria to Dubai, UAE, was damaged when the right-hand wing tip impacted the tail fin of a parked Hak Air Boeing 737-400 (5N-BOU) in nighttime conditions.
EK782 was taxiing from the international terminal to runway 18L for departure. It crossed runway 18L at Link 2 and proceeded on the taxiway to the east side of the runway, passing the domestic platforms.
It then impacted the tailfin of a parked 737. The 737's tail fin sustained a large gash.

Causal Factors
1. The decision to continue the taxi via Taxiway C to runway 18L after ATC had advised aircraft to proceed at "Pilotís discretion".
2. The non-adherence to Emirates Taxi policies especially in a congested area.

Contributory Factors
1. Inadequate lighting at the Apron of the General Aviation Terminal.
2. The faded markings and non-enforcement of parking regulations at the General Aviation Apron.
3. The incorrectly parked aircraft on the remote parking area adjacent to Taxiway C.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AIB Nigeria
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 years and 3 months
Download report: Final report
Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation 2018-002 issued 22 October 2018 by AIB Nigeria to FAAN
Safety recommendation 2018-003 issued 22 October 2018 by AIB Nigeria to Nigeria CAA
Safety recommendation 2018-004 issued 22 October 2018 by AIB Nigeria to GCAA


Photo of A6-EWD courtesy

Adelaide - International (YPAD / ADL)
5 February 2020; (c) Gavin Hughes

Photo: AIB Nigeria

Photo: AIB Nigeria

Photo: AIB Nigeria

Revision history:

08-Jul-2015 06:52 harro Added
08-Jul-2015 06:56 harro Updated [Source, Embed code]
22-Oct-2018 19:38 harro Updated [Time, Total occupants, Narrative, Photo, Accident report, ]
22-Oct-2018 19:38 harro Updated [Embed code, Photo, Accident report, ]
22-Oct-2018 19:38 harro Updated [Photo]
22-Oct-2018 19:40 harro Updated [Narrative]
22-Oct-2018 19:44 harro Updated [Source, Accident report, ]

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