Accident Boeing 727-276 Advanced VH-TBI,
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Date:Sunday 27 February 1983
Type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 727-276 Advanced
Owner/operator:Trans Australia Airlines - TAA
Registration: VH-TBI
MSN: 20554/1027
Year of manufacture:1974
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 129
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:Adelaide Airport, SA (ADL) -   Australia
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Adelaide Airport, SA (ADL/YPAD)
Destination airport:Melbourne-Tullamarine Airport, VIC (MEL/YMML)
Investigating agency: BASI
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The aircraft was using a taxiway which had a row of cones positioned about 11.5 m from the centre-line to indicate a step in the sealed surface. The pilot saw a fuel tanker parked some distance away from the cones, but, assuming that the cones were taxiway clearance markers, continued to taxi along the centre-line. The port wing struck the top of the tanker about 15 m from the aircraft centre-line and about two metres from the wing tip. There were works in progress in the area of the occurrence. Tanker drivers were required to park their vehicles not closer than 24 m to the centre-line of the taxiway, but there was no visual delineation of this distance.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BASI
Report number: 198303420
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year
Download report: Final report



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