2016-05-11 Air France B773 and A320 collided in fog at Paris CDG


2016-05-11 Air France B773 and A320 collided in fog at Paris CDG


Whilst taxiing from and to the departure runway at Paris CDG Airport, both aircraft collided on a taxiway resulting in substantial damage to the A320. All on board remained unhurt.


The Boeing 777-300 was under tow without passengers on board after it landed as flight AF 719 from Dakar on runway 08R at 05:57L . The towing vehicle taxied to a remote stand to reach tarmac „Mike“ at the southwestern tip of the airport.

Airport visibility was hampered by fog at the time, reducing visibility to less than 500 meters.

At the same time the smaller Airbus A320 was awaiting departure from runway 08L when the left wingtip of the 777 sliced through the vertical tail causing major damage.

The exact circumstances and the location of the collision is unknown yet. There were no injuries in the A320.

Both aircraft were taken out of service.



METAR Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (LFPG):

11/05/2016 07:00->
METAR LFPG 110530Z 00000KT 0300 R27L/0450N R09R/0600N R26R/0325N
           R08L/0350N R26L/0400N R08R/0300N R27R/0550N R09L/0600N
           FG VV/// 13/13 Q1004 NOSIG=
11/05/2016 07:30->
METAR LFPG 110500Z VRB03KT 0250 R27L/0500N R09R/0500N R26R/0300N
           R08L/0375N R26L/0275N R08R/0350N R27R/0400N R09L/0450D
           FG VV/// 13/13 Q1004 NOSIG=

Date: 2016-05-11 Time: 07:30
Location: LFPG CDG Paris-Charles-De-Gaulle
Country: France
Flight phase: TXI – Taxi, Power Back
Damage to acft. 1: minor/ substantial
Damage to acft. 2: substantial

Flight no.: AF 719
From: GOOY/DKR: Dakar Yoff To: LFPG/CDG: Paris-Charles-De-Gaulle
Type: Passenger
Operator: Air France

Flight no.: AF 1084
From: LFPG/CDG: Paris-Charles-De-Gaulle To: DTTA/TUN: Tunis Carthage
Type: Passenger
Operator: Air France

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Aircraft Involved

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Type: Boeing 777-300
Registration: F-GZNT
Age a/c: 0.1 years
Constr. No.: 38705
Note: This aircraft was painted in SkyTeam Alliance livery

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Type: Airbus A320
Registration: F-GKXJ
Age a/c: 12,5 years
Constr. No.: 1900

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants  –  – + 58 0  –
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries  0 0 0 0

JACDEC 25-year Statistics :

  • 84th safety occurence for the operator(Air France)
  • 85th safety occurence for the operator(Air France)
  • 61st safety occurence of type (B777-300)
  • 489th safety occurence of type (A320)
  • 63rd safety occurence at Paris-CDG Airport
  • 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question(F-GZNT)
  • 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question(F-GKXJ)

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