ASN Aircraft accident Airbus A330-243 V5-ANO Frankfurt International Airport (FRA)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Saturday 16 November 2019
Type:Silhouette image of generic A332 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A330-243
Operator:Air Namibia
Registration: V5-ANO
MSN: 1451
First flight: 2013-08-23 (6 years 3 months)
Total airframe hrs:20467
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Trent 772B-60
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Minor
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) (   Germany)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Windhoek-Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH/FYWH), Namibia
Destination airport:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF), Germany
Air Namibia flight 283, an Airbus A330-243 (V5-ANO), struck Korean Air flight 905, a Boeing 777-3B5ER (HL7204) on a taxiway at Frankfurt Airport, Germany.
Flight KE905 had landed on runway 25L at 17:37 hours local time. It then followed the parallel taxiway M and held short of runway 25C on taxiway M8, as instructed by the Tower controller.
Flight SW283 landed two minutes later and followed the same taxiway. It attempted to pass the Boeing 777 but the A330's left-hand wing tip impacted the right hand horizontal stabilizer of the B777.

The Boeing 777 was repaired and resumed service on 23 November 2019. The A330 resumed service 28 hours after the accident.

Probable Cause:

The BFU summary report did not include a Probable Cause statement.

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: BFU Germany
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 82 days (3 months)
Accident number: BFU19-1564-AX
Download report: Summary report

Ground collision
Damaged on the ground



photo of Airbus-A330-243-V5-ANO

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 Windhoek-Hosea Kutako International Airport to Frankfurt International Airport as the crow flies is 8083 km (5052 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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