Accident Airbus A330-343X D-AIKE, Friday 10 August 2012
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Date:Friday 10 August 2012
Time:15:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic A333 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus A330-343X
Owner/operator:Lufthansa
Registration: D-AIKE
MSN: 636
Year of manufacture:2004
Engine model:Rolls-Royce Trent 772B-60
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 198
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor, repaired
Category:Accident
Location:Washington-Dulles International Airport, DC (IAD) -   United States of America
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Washington-Dulles International Airport, DC (IAD/KIAD)
Destination airport:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
An Airbus A330, D-AIKE, collided with a United Express Bombardier DHC-8-400, N341NG, while the Airbus was taxiing for takeoff from Washington-Dulles International Airport, DC (IAD). At the time of the accident, the DHC-8 was stationary and waiting for ramp workers to assist with parking at gate A1C. There were no injuries to any of the passengers or crewmembers on either airplane. The DHC-8 received substantial damage to its rudder and vertical stabilizer and the Airbus sustained minor damage to its right wingtip. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident.
The DHC-8, flight 3912, had landed after a flight from Pittsburgh, PA (PIT), the A330 was operating flight LH417 to Frankfurt (FRA), Germany.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The A330 flight crew's failure to maintain a safe clearance to the DHC-8 that was stopped in front of the gate."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: DCA12CA122A
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 years and 8 months
Download report: Final report

Sources:

NTSB

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photo (c) Tim Price; Washington-Dulles International Airport, DC (IAD/KIAD); 10 August 2012

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