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Last updated: 22 July 2019
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mercredi 28 mars 2018
Heure:06:22
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic B737 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-76J (WL)
Compagnie:Germania
Immatriculation: D-ABLB
Numéro de série: 36115/2692
Année de Fabrication: 2008-07-29 (9 years 8 months)
Moteurs: 2 CFMI CFM56-7B22
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord:
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord:
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 127
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) (   Israël)
Phase de vol: Tracté (PBT)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Intern.
Aéroport de départ:Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV/LLBG), Israël
Aéroport de destination:Berlin-Tegel Airport (TXL/EDDT), Allemagne
Numéro de vol:ST4915
Détails:
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.
Both aircraft were parked at Terminal 3, with the B737 at gate C8 and the B767 at gate C9. At 06:17 the B767 was cleared for pushback by the ground controller: "ElAl 385 Heavy C9 pushback and startup approved, release point 37 facing east".
Two minutes later the B737 was also cleared for pushback: "Germania 4915 pushback and startup approved, release point 48 facing east." This clearance was later amended to point 47 facing west.
What the ground controller did not realise was the fact that the B767 on point 37 was blocking the pushback lane of the B737.
Germania flight 4915 was being pushed back from the gate until the tail fin impacted the right hand horizontal stabilizer of El Al flight 385.
At the time of the accident it was dark and visibility was decreased by rain and reflecting lights. The two ground crew members that were supposed to walk along the wing tip and tail during the pushback of the B737 were in the tow truck, contrary to procedures.

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: AIAI
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 3 months
Accident number: 31-18
Download report: Final report


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photo of Boeing-737-76J-D-ABLB
photo of Boeing-737-76J-D-ABLB
accident date: 28-03-2018
type: Boeing 737-76J (WL)
registration: D-ABLB
photo of Boeing-737-76J-D-ABLB
accident date: 28-03-2018
type: Boeing 737-76J (WL)
registration: D-ABLB
 

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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion International Airport et Berlin-Tegel Airport est de 2852 km (1783 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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