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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 184810
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Date:23-FEB-2016
Time:c. 01:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic B77W model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 777-337ER
Owner/operator:Air India
Registration: VT-ALJ
C/n / msn: 36308/643
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 447
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Mumbai-Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM) -   India
Phase: Taxi
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Ahmedabad Airport (AMD/VAAH)
Destination airport:Mumbai-Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM)
Narrative:
Air India flight AI191 was damaged in a ground incident at Mumbai-Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM) when the right hand wing impacted a light pole during taxiing.
The Boeing 777-300ER landed on runway 27 at 01:10 hours local time following a flight from Ahmedabad, India.
News reports indicated that the flight was then cleared to taxi to stand K5 at Terminal 2 via taxiways Yankee 1 and 3. The crew radioed they had encountered an 'object' while taxiing.
Upon parking at stand K5 damage to the right hand wing leading edge was noted. Along the taxiway it was found that a light pole had been knocked over.
It seems ATC erroneously cleared the flight to use Y1 instead of taxiway H1 which was intended for widebodies.


The continuing service to Newark (EWR) was carried out by a replacement aircraft. VT-ALP.

Sources:

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/vt-alj/_
https://mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com/mumbai/others/AI-aircraft-bangs-into-pole-whodunit-quest-on/articleshow/51132589.cms
https://www.hindustantimes.com/india/mumbai-atc-2-air-india-pilots-suspended-after-plane-hits-light-pole/story-Qo8cClKXPuzExVC5lj05mI.html


Images:

Photo of VT-ALJ courtesy AirHistory.net


London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)
22 April 2012; (c) Lewis Grant



Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2016 11:00 harro Added
25-Feb-2016 11:21 harro Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
25-Feb-2016 11:25 harro Updated [Embed code]
25-Feb-2016 13:01 harro Updated [Embed code, Narrative, Photo, ]
25-Feb-2016 13:11 harro Updated [Cn, Embed code, Photo, ]

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