Serious incident Boeing 737-4U3 5N-BOU,
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Date:Monday 6 July 2015
Type:Silhouette image of generic B734 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 737-4U3
Owner/operator:Hak Air
Registration: 5N-BOU
MSN: 25715/2537
Year of manufacture:1993
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:Lagos-Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS/DNMM) -   Nigeria
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Investigating agency: AIB Nigeria
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
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 "Pilot’s 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
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 years and 3 months
Download report: Final report



Photo: AIB Nigeria

Photo: AIB Nigeria

Photo: AIB Nigeria

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