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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 182601
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Date:22-DEC-2015
Time:c. 06:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT43 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
ATR 42-320
Owner/operator:Air India Regional
Registration: VT-ABO
MSN: 406
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Incident
Location:Kolkata-Netaji Subhas Chandra Airport (CCU/VECC) -   India
Phase: Standing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Kolkata-Netaji Subhas Chandra Airport (CCU/VECC)
Destination airport:Silchar Airport (IXS)
Investigating agency: DGCA India
Narrative:
ATR 42-320 aircraft VT-ABO was parked at Bay No. 32 at Kolkata Airport and scheduled to operate flight 9I-9737 to Silchar at 08:00 hours IST.
Meanwhile a passenger coach was assigned to carry two of the cabin crew members from the Terminal Building to Bay No.22 to operate Jet Airways flight 9W-2881, scheduled to depart at 06:10 hrs IST. The passenger coach deviated from the vehicular lane and crashed into the starboard side main landing gear area of the parked ATR aircraft VT-ABO in Bay No. 32. The cabin crew members and the driver on board the passenger coach disembarked immediately from the right side of the coach as the coach was stuck under the starboard wing/engine. The impact was strong and it damaged the starboard undercarriage, starboard engine exhaust and the wing inboard trailing edge. The passenger coach also sustained damages. There were no injuries to the persons in the coach and no evidence of fire was observed.

Probable Cause
Involuntary dozing of the Driver while driving on the apron has resulted into collision of coach with the aircraft.

Sources:

https://www.indiatoday.in/india/west-bengal/story/narrow-shave-for-air-india-plane-at-kolkata-airport-278349-2015-12-22
http://dgca.nic.in/accident/reports/incident/VT-ABO.pdf

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: DGCA India
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

10 Jun 2012 VT-ABO Air India Regional 0 Silchar-Kumbhirgram Airport (IXS/VEKU) non

Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation VT-ABO (1) issued 28 January 2016 by DGCA India to Kolkata Airport
Safety recommendation VT-ABO (2) issued 28 January 2016 by DGCA India

Media:


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Dec-2015 09:36 harro Added
10-Oct-2016 16:59 harro Updated [Registration, Cn, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
27-Apr-2018 17:23 MarkStep Updated [Source]

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