Incident Airbus A340-313 , Thursday 18 September 2008
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Date:Thursday 18 September 2008
Type:Silhouette image of generic A343 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus A340-313
Owner/operator:Air Canada
Engine model:CFMI CFM56-5C4
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Vancouver International Airport, BC (YVR/CYVR) -   Canada
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Vancouver International Airport, BC (YVR/CYVR)
Destination airport:VHHH
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
A DHC-8-311 (C-GEWQ) operating as Jazz flight 250 taxied for runway 08R at Vancouver Airport in accordance with instructions received from the ground controller. The aircraft turned left off taxiway L and took up a position on taxiway L4 behind another DHC-8 for an intersection departure. An Airbus A340 operating as Air Canada flight 007 also taxied for runway 08R in accordance with instructions received from the ground controller and was proceeding to the runway threshold on taxiway L. When AC007 was passing by taxiway L4, the left wingtip struck the horizontal stabilizer of JZA250 resulting in minor damage to the A340 and substantial damage to the DHC-8. The ARFF vehicles responded. There were no injuries and no fuel spills reported. Both aircraft returned to the gate under their own power and deplaned their passengers.


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