ASN Aircraft accident Boeing 737-883 LN-RCY Oslo-Gardermoen Airport (OSL)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Thursday 29 March 2012
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-883
Operator:Scandinavian Airlines System - SAS
Registration: LN-RCY
MSN: 28324/767
First flight: 2001-01-25 (11 years 2 months)
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-7B26
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 170
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Oslo-Gardermoen Airport (OSL) (   Norway)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Oslo-Gardermoen Airport (OSL/ENGM), Norway
Destination airport:Stavanger-Sola Airport (SVG/ENZV), Norway
A Norwegian Boeing 737-800 (LN-NON), operating flight NAX765, was about to taxi into gate 23 via taxiway K1 at Oslo-Gardermoen Airport. At the same time, flight SAS4045, a Boeing 737-800 from SAS (LN-RCY), had begun pushback on gate 13. When the tail section of SAS4045 had reached approx. 7 m outside the red line, the planes hit each other.
The left wingtip on NAX765 was torn off and the rudders on the left and right sides of the SAS4045 were damaged. The hits were noticeable in both planes in the form of two bangs and light movement in the planes. There were no injuries.
The danger of a collision was initiated when the flight crew in the SAS aircraft initiated a pushback without clearance being obtained from the control tower. The risk of a collision developed into an aviation accident because there was no room for simultaneous pushback and taxiing, as the infrastructure on the south side of the main terminal does not have a pushback zone, and because no other persons saw the danger of a collision. The SAS pilots were in the process of completing a training program, LIFUS (Line flying under supervision). The AIBN believes that the change of role and additional workload for the pilots in connection with the implementation of the training program had a negative effect on the pilots' performance.

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: AIBN (Norway)
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Accident number: SL 2013/09
Download report: Final report

Ground collision
Damaged on the ground

Follow-up / safety actions

AIBN issued 1 Safety Recommendation

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Distance from Oslo-Gardermoen Airport to Stavanger-Sola Airport as the crow flies is 338 km (211 miles).

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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