Vliegtuigongeval op 13 MAY 2018 met Airbus A321-231 TC-JMM - Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport (IST)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:zondag 13 mei 2018
Tijd:17:47
Type:Silhouette image of generic A321 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A321-231
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:THY Turkish Airlines
Registratie: TC-JMM
Constructienummer: 2916
Bouwjaar: 2006-10-20 (11 years 7 months)
Aantal vlieguren:30686
Aantal vluchten:15699
Motoren: 2 IAE V2533-A5
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport (IST) (   Turkije)
Fase: Geparkeerd (STD)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Ercan Airport (ECN/LCEN), Turkije
Vliegveld van aankomst:Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport (IST/LTBA), Turkije
Vluchtnummer:TK969
Beschrijving:
An Asiana Airlines Airbus A330-323 (HL7792) and a THY Turkish Airlines Airbus A321-231 (TC-JMM) suffered substantial damage in a ground contact accident at Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport, Turkey.
The Airbus A321 had arrived from Ercan as flight TK969 and turned towards Gate 217 at Terminal A at 14:47 UTC. The aircraft stopped meters before the intended parking position at the gate because the flight crew noticed a traffic cone was in the way.
At the same time the Airbus A330 had commenced taxiing along taxiway G to the runway. Asiana flight 552 was returning to Seoul, South Korea. While taxiing past the A321, the right hand wing tip impacted the vertical stabilizer.
The A321's vertical stabilizer was knocked over entirely and the A330's wing tip sustained serious damage.

Probable Cause:

POSSIBLE CAUSE:
As the probable cause of the accident that resulted in the wing tip of the Airbus 330-300 type aircraft with the registration mark HL7792 making the Istanbul-Seoul flight hitting the tail of the THY aircraft;
- The TC-JMM cockpit crew, while focusing on foreign objects in the parking area and TGS personnel, lost situational awareness that the aircraft violated the G taxiway and did not report this situation to the ATC unit,
- While the HL7792 crew should be performing taxi procedures, they cannot focus on the taxiway and make the wing separation,
- TGS personnel not complying with the rules and regulations in the Ground Operations Manual (GOM),
As a result of the joint evaluation of the above issues, it is thought that the accident occurred due to the human factor.

Accident investigation:

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Investigating agency: UEIM Turkey
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 years and 9 months
Accident number: final report
Download report: Final report


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photo of Airbus-A321-231-TC-JMM
taxi route prior to the ground contact
photo of Airbus-A321-231-TC-JMM
accident date: 13-05-2018
type: Airbus A321-231
registration: TC-JMM
photo of Airbus-A321-231-TC-JMM
accident date: 13-05-2018
type: Airbus A321-231
registration: TC-JMM
 

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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Ercan Airport en Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport bedraagt 761 km (475 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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