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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 225208
Last updated: 29 November 2021
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Date:17-MAY-2019
Time:12:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-86Q (WL)
Owner/operator:Smartwings
Registration: OK-TVW
MSN: 30295/1600
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 165
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:Václav Havel International Airport Prague (PRG/LKPR) -   Czech Republic
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Praha-Václav Havel Airport (PRG/LKPR)
Destination airport:Funchal Airport (FNC/LPNM)
Investigating agency: UZPLN
Narrative:
Two Boeing 737-800 aircraft of Smartwings (OK-TVW and N277EA) were involved in a ground contact incident at Prague-Ruzyne Airport, Czech Republic.
While taxiing on taxiway F to the take-off point from runway 06, OK-TVW, collided with N277EA, waiting as number two on taxiway E. The right-hand winglet of OK-TVW hit the left-hand horizontal stabilizer of N277EA.
Both flights were cancelled. OK-TVW resumed service later the same day.

The cause of the serious incident was the failure of the crew of the taxiing aeroplane to keep sufficient distance from the stationary aeroplane.
A contributory factor was the faulty implementation of the CRM.

Sources:

https://www1.pluska.sk/gal/spravy/zo-zahranicia/mimoriadne-prahe-zrazili-dve-lietadla-mieste-zasahuju-zachranari/5
https://zdopravy.cz/dalsi-komplikace-pro-smartwings-dve-jejich-letadla-o-sebe-skrtla-na-ruzyni-28335/
https://sputniknews.com/europe/201905181075121353-two-boeing-planes-collide/

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: UZPLN
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year
Download report: Final report


Images:

Photo of OK-TVW courtesy AirHistory.net


Amsterdam - Schiphol (EHAM / AMS)
16 February 2019; (c) Gerard Helmer

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-May-2019 07:36 Nepa Added [Operator]
18-May-2019 08:30 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport]
18-May-2019 12:13 stehlik49 Updated [Time]
19-May-2019 08:41 harro Updated [Operator, Narrative]
19-May-2019 08:43 harro Updated [Source]
20-May-2019 11:58 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type]
09-Jun-2019 06:57 stehlík49 Updated [Location]
31-May-2021 18:03 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report]

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