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Last updated: 18 January 2020
Datum:zondag 27 februari 1983
Type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-276 Adv.
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Trans Australia Airlines - TAA
Registratie: VH-TBI
Constructienummer: 20554/1027
Bouwjaar: 1974-03-27 (8 years 11 months)
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 123
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 129
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Adelaide Airport, SA (ADL) (   AustraliŽ)
Fase: Taxi (TXI)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Adelaide Airport, SA (ADL/YPAD), AustraliŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Melbourne-Tullamarine Airport, VIC (MEL/YMML), AustraliŽ
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
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year
Accident number: 198303420
Download report: Final report


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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 Adelaide Airport, SA en Melbourne-Tullamarine Airport, VIC bedraagt 640 km (400 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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