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Last updated: 15 November 2018
Status:Preliminary
Date:Wednesday 28 March 2018
Time:06:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic B736 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-76J (WL)
Operator:Germania
Registration: D-ABLB
C/n / msn: 36115/2692
First flight: 2008-07-29 (9 years 8 months)
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-7B22
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) (   Israel)
Phase: Pushback / towing (PBT)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV/LLBG), Israel
Destination airport:Berlin-Tegel Airport (TXL/EDDT), Germany
Flightnumber:ST4915
Narrative:
A Germania Boeing 737-700 (D-ABLB) was involved in a ground collision accident with an El Al Boeing 767-300ER (4X-EAK) at Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion International Airport, Israel.
Germania flight ST4915 was being pushed back from the gate when the tail fin impacted the right hand horizontal stabilizer of El Al flight LY385.
Both flights were cancelled.

Classification:
Ground collision


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23 days after re-entering service following repairs
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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 Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion International Airport to Berlin-Tegel Airport as the crow flies is 2852 km (1783 miles).

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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