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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 173806
Last updated: 28 August 2019
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Date:12-FEB-2015
Time:23:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT72 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
ATR 72-500 (72-212A)
Owner/operator:Bangkok Airways
Registration: HS-PGA
C/n / msn: 710
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Serious incident
Location:Yangon-Mingaladon Airport (RGN/VYYY) -   Myanmar
Phase: Standing
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Investigating agency: MAIB
Narrative:
Korean Air flight KE472 (an Airbus A330-200, registration HL7538) was taxiing for departure at Yangon-Mingaladon Airport (RGN) in Myanmar when the left hand wing tip clipped the tail of an ATR-72 of Bangkok Airways (HS-PGA). Apparently the crew did not notice this contact and took off from runway 03. The airplane climbed to FL270 until the control tower notified the crew that they had clipped another aircraft.
The flight crew decided to turn back to Yangon for a safety check. A safe landing was made on runway 21 about 00:35 hours local time.
The ATR-72 left hand elevator's leading edge was damaged.

Cause (from final report):
Ground Collision Occurrence (Serious Incident) was due to insufficient clearance between taxiway centre line and the parked aircraft.
There were several contributing factors:
- The airport was congested with 32 aircrafts for 20 parking stands.
- Bangkok Airways ATR72 parking position was not on a proper stand.
- Yangon airport apron management was closed.
- The insufficient lightings, and the dark night did not allow Korean Air pilots to look outside efficiently for obstacle.
- ATC cannot see the apron A because there is a building terminal in between.

Sources:

http://tnewswire.com/tnu/9251

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: MAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 years and 2 months
Download report: Final report


Images:

Photo of HS-PGA courtesy AirHistory.net


Samui (VTSM / USM)
10 September 2005; (c) Peter de Jong

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Feb-2015 19:49 harro Added
17-Feb-2015 19:31 harro Updated [Date, Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Total occupants, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
21-Apr-2018 11:10 harro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Damage, Narrative]

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