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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 220907
Last updated: 29 November 2021
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Date:18-JAN-2019
Time:20:57 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-8F2 (WL)
Owner/operator:Turkish Airlines
Registration: TC-JHM
MSN: 40980/4041
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Malta International Airport -   Malta
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Malta-Luqa Airport (MLA/LMML)
Destination airport:Istanbul-Atatürk Airport (ISL/LTBA)
Investigating agency: BAAI Malta
Narrative:
Turkish Airlines flight TK1372, a Boeing 737-800 (TC-JHM) was taxiing for departure and was instructed to hold on taxiway C. At the same time Ryanair flight FR9874 from Bari, a Boeing 737-800 (EI-DHW) was taxiing to the apron after landing.
The aircraft struck the elevator of the TK1372 with its wingtip and proceded to the stand. Both aircraft were grounded to assess the damage.

The Bureau of Air Accidents Investigations (BAAI Malta) has determined the probable cause of this incident to be TC-JHM holding further back (22 meters) from the designated holding position on holding point “Delta”, and the EI-DHW proceeding to taxi on taxiway “Charlie” behind it after receiving clearance by ATC.
It must be emphasised that it is the pilots’ ultimate responsibility to ensure the safety of the aircraft and an ATC clearance should only be executed if it is safe to do so. While holding positions should be strictly adhered to, the decision to proceed with any ATC clearance lies with the pilot in command.

Sources:

https://www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/national/92317/ryanair_plane_strikes_planes_wingtip_at_malta_international_a#.XEF89sKWydI
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/tc-jhm#1f364504

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: BAAI Malta
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 8 months
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

31 Aug 2019 TC-JHM Türk Hava Yolları - Turkish Airlines 0 Istanbul Airport (IST/LTFM) non


Images:

Photo of TC-JHM courtesy AirHistory.net


Berlin - Tegel (EDDT / TXL) (closed)
15 September 2017; (c) Pertti Sipilä


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Jan-2019 07:25 gerard57 Added
18-Jan-2019 08:08 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Sep-2020 12:00 harro Updated [Time, Cn, Destination airport, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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