Flugunfall 13 MAY 2018 einer Airbus A330-323 HL7792 - Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport (IST)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:Sonntag 13 Mai 2018
Zeit:17:47
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic A333 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A330-323
Fluggesellschaft:Asiana Airlines
Kennzeichen: HL7792
Werknummer: 1001
Baujahr: 2009-03-05 (9 years 2 months)
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney PW4168A
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport (IST) (   Türkei)
Flugphase: Taxi (TXI)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport (IST/LTBA), Türkei
Flug nach:Seoul-Incheon International Airport (ICN/RKSI), Südkorea
Flugnummer:OZ552
Unfallbericht:
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:

Investigating agency: UEIM Turkey
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: final report
Download report: Final report


Fotos

photo of Airbus-A330-323-HL7792
taxi route prior to the ground contact
 

Video, social media

Map
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 Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport to Seoul-Incheon International Airport as the crow flies is 7882 km (4926 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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