Event Details

Title:Collision between Boeing 767-204, G-SATR and Boeing 737-37Q, G-ODSK, Manchester, while taxiing
Micro summary:This Boeing 767-204 collided with this Boeing 737-37Q while taxiing.
Event Time:2004-11-04 at 1620 UTC
File Name:2004-11-04-UK.pdf
Publishing Agency:Aircraft Accident Investigation Board (AAIB)
Publishing Country:United Kingdom
Report number:EW/C2004/11/01
Site of event:Manchester
Departure:Manchester International Airport, Manchester, England
Destination:Birmingham International Airport, West Midlands, England
Airplane Type(s):Boeing 767-204, Boeing 737-37Q
Flight Phase:Taxi
Registration(s):G-SATR, G-ODSK
Operator(s):Excel Airways
Type of flight:Revenue
Serious Injuries:0
Other Injuries:0
Executive Summary:The left wing of the taxiing Boeing 767-200 struck the right horizontal stabiliser of the stationary Boeing 737-300. Both aircraft were awaiting departure from Runway 24 Left at Manchester. The investigation concluded that the B767 commander, who bore primary responsibility for collision avoidance, misjudged the available separation due to a combination of physiological limitations, distractions and a false assumption regarding his ATC clearance. Three safety recommendations are made, concerning flight crew awareness of clearance issues, recording of communications on the Airport Fire Service frequency and ATC procedures at Manchester Airport.
Learning Keywords:Operations - Airspace - Air Traffic Control
Operations - Ground Collision
Consequence - Damage - Airframe or fuselage


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