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Accident description
Last updated: 24 February 2018
Date:Wednesday 1 April 2015
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-8AS (WL)
Registration: EI-DYA
C/n / msn: 33631/2529
First flight: 2008
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-7B27
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 88
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 94
Airplane damage: Minor
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Dublin Airport (DUB) (   Ireland)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Dublin Airport (DUB/EIDW), Ireland
Destination airport:Edinburgh-Turnhouse Airport (EDI/EGPH), United Kingdom
Two Boeing 737-8AS (WL) aircraft operated by Ryanair suffered a winglet/elevator strike while taxiing at Dublin Airport, Ireland.
The aircraft involved were flight FR812 to Edinburgh, U.K. (EI-DYA) and flight FR7312 to Zadar, Croatia (EI-DWE).
FR7312 was taxiing via LINK 2 for a departure on runway 28. Flight FR812 was also taxiing via LINK 2 but for a departure on runway 34.
FR7312 was instructed to proceed to taxiway F1 and to hold short of LINK 1. The aircraft halted at the beginning of taxiway F1. The second aircraft was instructed to turn right onto taxiway A to hold short of runway 34. This instruction included a caution regarding wingtip clearance with the aircraft ahead. At that point the winglet of FR812 (EI-DYA) impacted the starboard elevator of FR7312 (EI-DYA). EI-DYA's winglet was severed with a portion sliced off by EI-DWE.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIU
Status: Investigation ongoing
Duration: 9 days ()
Accident number: AAIU Report No: 2015-005
Download report: Preliminary report

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Follow-up / safety actions
As of 2 April 2015 the IAA implemented the interim safety recommendation.
IAA also withdrew Taxiways A and B2 from service. This action ensures that hazards associated with this specific portion of airfield are eliminated from the system.
This is an interim measure until such time that previous AAIU safety recommendations relating to this area are fully implemented by the appropriate authorities.

AAIU issued 1 Safety Recommendation

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Dublin Airport to Edinburgh-Turnhouse Airport as the crow flies is 335 km (209 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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