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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 218710
Last updated: 25 November 2021
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Time:17:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B788 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
Owner/operator:Air India
Registration: VT-ANE
MSN: 36280/30
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 185
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Stockholm-Arlanda Airport (ARN/ESSA) -   Sweden
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL/VIDP)
Destination airport:Stockholm-Arlanda Airport (ARN/ESSA)
Air India flight AI167, a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, contacted a building with the left-hand wingtip on the ground at Stockholm Arlanda Airport.
The aircraft was cleared for stand F28R at Terminal 5, however, it followed the F28L taxi line. After moving forward in the taxi lane of stand F28L, the aircraft was brought to a halt and clarification was taken from ATC, which reiterated the last clearance. Thereafter, after communication with the ATC which advised the crew to maneuver the aircraft with caution if possible, an attempt was made to realign the aircraft with F28R. In the process, the outboard portion of the left wing of the aircraft impacted the building in the vicinity of the parking stand F28L. The aircraft was stopped immediately and the passengers deplaned normally after taking clearance from the local authorities.

The incident was caused as the crew maneuvered the aircraft for going to parking stand F28R from the lead line of Parking Stand F28L without checking the left wing tip clearance.
The contributory factors were as follows:
(a) Mental fatigue of the first officer and wrong inputs by him.
(b) Lack of assertiveness of the PIC.
(c) Reduced situational awareness of the ATCO.
(d) Noncompliance of the procedures/instructions.


Arlanda Ground movement chart:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 10 months
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

30 Jan 2014 VT-ANE Air India 0 Mumbai-Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM/VABB) non
Mid-air collision.
5 Jul 2018 VT-ANE Air India 0 between Hong Kong and Taiwan min
20 Oct 2018 VT-ANE Air India 0 Hong Kong-Chek Lap Kok International Airport (HKG/VHHH) non



Photo of VT-ANE courtesy

London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)
4 February 2020; (c) John Smitherman

E117, ESSA and building B0001

Revision history:

28-Nov-2018 20:40 Added
28-Nov-2018 20:51 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Nov-2018 20:54 harro Updated [Embed code, Photo]
30-Nov-2018 14:23 juni01 Updated [Narrative, Photo]
08-Oct-2019 05:32 harro Updated [Total occupants, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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