Accident Boeing 737-8AS (WL) EI-DWE, Wednesday 1 April 2015
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Date:Wednesday 1 April 2015
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 737-8AS (WL)
Registration: EI-DWE
MSN: 36074/2391
Year of manufacture:2007
Engine model:CFMI CFM56-7B27
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 176
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor, repaired
Location:Dublin Airport (DUB) -   Ireland
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Dublin Airport (DUB/EIDW)
Destination airport:Zadar Airport (ZAD/LDZD)
Investigating agency: AAIU
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Two Boeing 737-8AS (WL) aircraft operated by Ryanair suffered a wingtip strike while taxying at Dublin Airport, Ireland.
The aircraft involved were flight FR812 to Edinburgh, U.K. (EI-DYA) and FR7312 to Zadar, Croatia (EI-DWE).
FR7312 was taxiing via LINK 2 for a departure on runway 28. Flight FR812 was also taxiing via LINK 2 but for a departure on runway 34.
FR7312 was instructed to proceed to taxiway F1 and to hold short of LINK 1. The aircraft halted at the beginning of taxiway F1. The second aircraft was instructed to turn right onto taxiway A to hold short of runway 34. This instruction included a caution regarding wingtip clearance with the aircraft ahead. At that point the winglet of FR812 (EI-DYA) impacted the starboard elevator of FR7312 (EI-DYA). EI-DYA's winglet was severed with a portion sliced off by EI-DWE.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIU
Report number: AAIU Report No: 2016-003
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Download report: Final report


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photo (c) AAIU; Dublin Airport (DUB); April 2015

photo (c) AAIU; Dublin Airport (DUB); 01 April 2015

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