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Accident description
Last updated: 17 August 2018
Status:Preliminary
Date:Thursday 9 August 2018
Time:17:43
Type:Silhouette image of generic B788 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
Operator:Royal Air Maroc - RAM
Registration: CN-RGT
C/n / msn: 35509/457
First flight: 2016-07-12 (2 years )
Engines: 2 General Electric GEnx-1B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport (IST) (   Turkey)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport (IST/LTBA), Turkey
Destination airport:Casablanca-Mohamed V Airport (CMN/GMMN), Morocco
Flightnumber:AT911
Narrative:
Royal Air Maroc flight AT911, a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner (CN-RGT), struck the tail section of a parked Turkish Airlines Boeing 777-300 (TC-JJZ) at Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport, Turkey.
The Boeing 787-8 was pushed back from gate 226 at 17:37 and subsequently started taxiing on taxiway A towards the departure runway. The right hand wing tip of the aircraft impacted the underside of the tail section of the Boeing 777, ripping away the APU covers. The aircraft was parked at gate 218.
The Boeing 777 had arrived from New York-JFK as flight TK12 and arrived at the gate at 17:18 hours.

Classification:
Ground collision

Sources:
» airporthaber
» Similar accident at IST, May 13, 2018


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Distance from Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport to Casablanca-Mohamed V Airport as the crow flies is 3286 km (2054 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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