2015-07-06 Emirates Boeing 777-200 collides with Hak Air 737 at Lagos
The 777 was taxiing for departure to runway 18L(eft) along the eastern parallel taxiway facing north, the its right outer wing sliced through the tailfin of a Hak Air Boeing 737 resulting in substantial damage.
It appears the 737 was parked outside its marked parking area, narrowing space for larger jets taxiing behind. The pilots of the Boeing 777 already departed the taxi centreline to the left in an alledged attempt to avoid conflict with the parked aircraft on the right side.
Nobody was injured in the event.
The flight was subsequently cancelled.
The identity of the 737 is unknown at present.
Nigerian press reported that according to the latest NOTAM the eastern taxiway was closed for larger jets.
Date: 2015-07-06 Time: 21:30
Location: DNMM LOS Lagos Murtala Muhammed
Flight phase: TXI – Taxi, Power Back
Damage to a/c: substantial
Flight no.: EK 782
From: DNMM/LOS: Lagos Murtala Muhammed To: OMDB/DXB: Dubai
Type: Boeing 777-200
Age a/c: 6,9 years
Constr. No.: 35577
Type: Boeing 737-400
Age a/c: 21,8 years
Constr. No.: 25715
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- 84th safety occurence of type (B777-200)
- 30th safety occurence at airport
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