2015-11-08 Aeroflot Boeing 777 hit Antonov during taxi at Khabarovsk

2015-11-08 Aeroflot Boeing 777 hit Antonov during taxi at Khabarovsk

2015-11-08 Aeroflot Boeing 777 hit Antonov during taxi at Khabarovsk


During taxi for take-off the left wingtip of the Boeing 777 struck the tail of an Antonov An-26 that was parked nearby.

Aeroflot flight 1713 to Moscow taxied out of its parking stand on the main ramp and was about to trun right into taxiway „Charlie“ (C) when its left wingtip hit the rudder of the Antonov AN-26 of Khabarowsk Airlines (RA-26174) that was due to carry out a cargo flight to .

While the 777 sustained only little damage, the vertical fin of the smaller Antonov was bent and the aircraft was unable to operate the planned flight (R3 521) to Okha (UHSH).

There were no reports about any injuries. The Aeroflot flight was delayed for more than hours.


Date: 2015-11-08 Time: 13:00
Location: UHHH KHV Khabarovsk
Country: Russia
Flight phase: TXI – Taxi, Power Back
Damage to a/c: minor

Flight no.: SU 1713
From: UHHH/KHV: Khabarovsk To: UUEE/SVO: Moscow Sheremetyevo
Type: Passenger
Operator: Aeroflot – Russian Airlines

Type: Boeing 777-300
Registration: VQ-BQG
Age a/c: 1.5 years
Constr. No.: 41689

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Aircraft Involved

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants 6 0 0 6
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries 2 0 0 2

JACDEC 25-year Statistics :

  • 95th safety occurence for the operator
  • 51st safety occurence of type (B777-300)
  • 6th safety occurence at Khabarovsk Airport
  • 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question

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