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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 176376
Last updated: 24 December 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-8HX (WL)
Owner/operator:Kenya Airways
Registration: 5Y-CYD
C/n / msn: 40553/5372
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO/HKJK) -   Kenya
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO/HKJK)
Destination airport:Yaoundé-Nsimalen International Airport (NSI/FKYS)
A few minutes before 08:40 hours local time, the air traffic controller at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport cleared three flights (SA181, KQ524 and PW722) to taxi in positions 6, 7 and 8 respectively to the holding area via taxiway G in preparation for takeoff. They were to join other aircraft lined up for takeoff at taxiway K, a holding area that can easily accommodate two wide body aircraft with one aircraft positioning to the left or right ahead of the other. The holding area is positioned at the intersection of Taxiways G and K. SA181 (Airbus A320 ZS-SZC) was positioned on the left of the holding area and had held the position for about ten minutes waiting to be cleared for takeoff behind other aircraft that were ahead. At 08:40, KQ524, a Boeing 737-800, was attempting to taxi around SA181 when contact between the right winglet of KQ524 and the left outboard elevator of SA181 occurred. KQ524 was not damaged; SAA 181 sustained minor damage.
No injuries were reported after the occurrence.


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Revision history:

25-May-2015 19:04 harro Added

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