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Accident
Last updated: 12 December 2017
Estado:Final
Fecha:miércoles 11 mayo 2016
Hora:08:34
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-214
Operador:Air France
Registración: F-GKXJ
Numéro de série: 1900
Año de Construcción: 2002-11-05 (13 years 6 months)
Motores: 2 CFMI CFM56-5B4/P
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 59
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 64
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) (   Francia)
Fase: Carreteando (TXI)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG/LFPG), Francia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Tunis-Carthage Airport (TUN/DTTA), Túnez
Número de Vuelo:AF1084
Descripción:
Air France flight AF1084 was taxiing towards the departure runway at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport. The aircraft, an Airbus A320,
used taxiway R and was instructed to stop at T4 and wait behind an Airbus A319.
At the same time, an Air France Boeing 777-300ER, F-GZNT, was being towed to remote parking spot M10. The tug driver was instructed to stop behind the A320. After a few minutes the controller radioed the person in the flight deck of the 777 if they were able to pass the A320. He in turn contacted the tug driver, who reported that he would move slowly and pass the A320.
During this manoeuvre the wing tip struck the rudder of the A320.

BEA stated that this accident and previous accidents have shown that it may be difficult to assess the distances between the end wing tips and obstacles from the cockpit or from a tug.

Probable Cause:

The final report did not contain a Probable Cause statement.

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: BEA
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 204 days (7 months)
Accident number: BEA2016-0277
Download report: Summary report


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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 Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport to Tunis-Carthage Airport as the crow flies is 1477 km (923 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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