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Last updated: 29 March 2020
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Dienstag 23 März 2004
Zeit:10:24
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B744 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-436
Fluggesellschaft:British Airways
Kennzeichen: G-BNLK
Werknummer: 24053/790
Baujahr: 1990-05-04 (13 years 11 months)
Triebwerk: 4 Rolls-Royce RB211-524H2
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Sachschaden: leicht beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:London-Heathrow Airport (LHR) (   Großbritannien)
Flugphase: Rückstellung/Schleppen (PBT)
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Unfallbericht:
Whilst Aer Lingus Airbus A321-211 EI-CPE (Flight EI713) was stationary on Taxiway U, behind an A330 at the runway 27L holding point, its rudder was struck by the wing tip of British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLK, which was under tow along Taxiway A. No injuries reported to the 194 persons on board the Aer Lingus Airbus EI-CPE.
The investigation by the AAIB revealed that the towing crew of Boeing 747 G-BNLK had assumed that as they had been cleared to tow, they would be clear of all obstacles. The base of the rudder on EI-CPE had sustained damage in the form of an angled slice through its structure aft of the hinge line, consistent with the left winglet of the B747-436 passing through the rudder, and the winglet exhibited damage on its leading edge, consistent with such contact.

No other damage was reportedly found relating to this collision. The rudder of EI-CPE was subsequently replaced, as was the winglet of G-BNLK, and both aircraft were returned to full commercial service.



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photo of Boeing-747-436-G-BNLK
accident date: 23-03-2004
type: Boeing 747-436
registration: G-BNLK
 
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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