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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 143733
Last updated: 31 August 2021
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Date:13-FEB-2012
Time:10:15 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-233
Owner/operator:LAN Argentina
Registration: LV-BGI
MSN: 1903
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Incident
Location:Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery Airport, BA (AEP/SABE) -   Argentina
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery Airport, BA (AEP/SABE)
Destination airport:Cataratas del Iguazú Airport, MI (IGR/SARI)
Investigating agency: JIAAC Argentina
Narrative:
GOL Flight 7678 from São Paulo-Guarulhos (GRU), Brazil, was taxiing to the stand at Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery (AEP) when it struck a LAN Airbus A320 (LV-BGI).
LAN Argentina Flight 4022 to Cataratas del Iguazú (IGR), Argentina, was preparing for departure. The left hand winglet of the 737 struck the APU in the rear of the A320's tail.

Cause
On an International Commercial Passenger flight, during the taxiing phase, during the parking manoeuvre, a collision occurred with an aircraft that was stopped on the apron, due to a combination of the following factors:
- Continuing the taxiing despite observing another aircraft that obstructed its path to the assigned position.
- Inadequate movement of the aircraft in the manoeuvring area, as it left the centreline of the apron to try to overtake the aircraft that was blocking its parking manoeuvre.
- Absence of signals to assist in the manoeuvre.
- The instruction given by the air traffic operator to the LV-BGI aircraft was imprecise, as it did not give a specific position for its stop.

Sources:

https://www.clarin.com/ciudades/aeroparque-aviones-choque-pista_0_Bk4-Iwv3DQg.html
http://www.emol.com/noticias/internacional/2012/02/13/526056/avion-lan-es-chocado-por-otro-en-aeropuerto-argentino.html
https://www.biobiochile.cl/noticias/2012/02/13/avion-gol-colisiona-a-un-lan-en-losa-de-aeropuerto-domestico-de-buenos-aires.shtml
https://jiaac.gob.ar/files/3012.pdf

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: JIAAC Argentina
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Images:

Photo of LV-BGI courtesy AirHistory.net


Buenos Aires - Aeroparque Jorge Newbery (SABE / AEP / AER)
13 July 2017; (c) Sandro Rota


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Feb-2012 13:42 harro Added
27-Sep-2015 06:59 EDUARDO BARATTI Updated [Narrative, Photo, ]
18-Jul-2020 09:02 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Time, Source]
18-Jul-2020 09:04 harro Updated [Embed code, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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