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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 201302
Last updated: 16 November 2021
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Time:01:59 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-8GJ (WL)
Registration: VT-SGV
MSN: 37362/3830
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL/VIDP) -   India
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL/VIDP) [VT]
Destination airport:Hyderabad-Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (HYD/VOHS)
On December 27, 2016, Low Visibility Procedures (LVP) were in effect at Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport in India.
With visibility below 50 meters, Low visibility Take Off (LVTO) was suspended.
An arriving aircraft flight IGO769, an Airbus A320 from Lucknow, landed in Delhi on runway 28 at 01:44 UTC and vacated via taxiway D1. The Ground controller gave instructions to taxi via D1-D-E2 and hold short of 'A' lane.
Another departing aircraft, flight SEJ123, a Boeing 737-800, bound for Hyderabad, was holding at holding point E for runway 28. Since it had been holding for a long time, the flight crew decided to go back to the parking bay for refuelling because weather was not improving. The crew asked for a 'follow me'-jeep at 01:46 UTC but it was not available for more than 10 minutes. The crew decided not to wait and requested taxi instructions.The Ground controller in coordination with the Tower controller gave taxi instructions opposite to the flow (taxi via B-C hold short of E2). When SEJ123 reached short of E2 at 01:59 UTC, the flight asked for further taxi instructions and the third controller replied to 'continue taxi to parking bay 130 via E'. As SEJ123 turned left on E2 it came in close proximity with IGO769 which was taxing on taxiway E2.The separation between them reduced and became around 30 meters. Both aircraft were not able to taxi further and were towed to their respective parking bays.

Probable Cause:
a. Taxi given to SEJ123 was not as per AlP supplement 43/2012 and was against the flow, which resulted in a ground incident.
b. Lack of Coordination between the Ground controller and the third controller.
Contributory Factor:
a. No separate jeep for VIP movement.
b. Poor Visibility (Low Visibility Procedure was enforced)


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

8 Feb 2018 VT-SGV SpiceJet 0 Chennai Airport (MAA/VOMM) min


Photo of VT-SGV courtesy

Kolkata - Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International (VECC / CCU)
23 February 2021; (c) Arjun Sarup

Revision history:

14-Nov-2017 20:22 harro Added
14-Nov-2017 20:51 harro Updated [Narrative, Photo, ]
14-Nov-2017 21:13 harro Updated [Source]

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