Serious incident Boeing 737-8F2 (WL) TC-JGG, 16 Oct 2010
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Time:10:30 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 737-8F2 (WL)
Owner/operator:Turkish Airlines
Registration: TC-JGG
MSN: 34405/1828
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 105
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:Dublin Airport (DUB/EIDW) -   Ireland
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Dublin Airport (DUB/EIDW)
Destination airport:Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport (IST/LTBA)
Investigating agency: AAIU
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
On 16 October 2010 a THY Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-800 aircraft (TC-JGG) taxied onto the active runway 28 at Dublin Airport (DUB), Ireland. At the same time a Germanwings Airbus A319 aircraft (D-AGWJ) was on short final approach to land on the same runway. Dublin ATC had cleared TC-JGG to taxi in preparation for subsequent departure from runway 28 and the aircraft was instructed to hold short of the runway. D-AGWJ had been cleared to land. The crew of the landing aircraft observed TC-JGG approaching the runway and initiated a go-around manoeuvre. Simultaneously ATC issued a go-around instruction. D-AGWJ descended to a height of less than 200 ft above the ground, less than 0.4 nautical miles (nm) from its touchdown point, before it climbed away.

The AAIU established the following Probable Cause:
The crew of TC-JGG did not comply with their taxi clearance limit as issued by ATC, and the aircraft entered an active runway without permission.

Contributory Factors:

Distraction of the crew of TC-JGG during the taxi by head-down cockpit tasks. The Operator’s Operations Manual states that, while taxiing, “both pilots must be very careful about the environment”.
Misinterpretation by the crew of TC-JGG of a statement concerning a further holding position in their Jeppesen Manual.
The absence of a verbal cross-check procedure for runway entry in the Operations Manual of TC-JGG.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIU
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

07-May-2012 12:49 ryan Added
07-May-2012 12:51 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Jun-2022 08:56 harro Updated [Date]

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