Accident Airbus A340-312 CS-TOA, Sunday 10 May 1998
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Date:Sunday 10 May 1998
Time:17:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic A343 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus A340-312
Owner/operator:TAP Air Portugal
Registration: CS-TOA
MSN: 041
Year of manufacture:1994
Engine model:CFMI CFM56-5C3
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 84
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor, repaired
Category:Accident
Location:Johannesburg International Airport (JNB) -   South Africa
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
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Narrative:
A TAP Airbus A340 (CS-TOA) and de Havilland Canada DHC-8-300 (ZS-NLW) were involved in a ground collision at Johannesburg International Airport, South Africa.
The A340 pilots missed the turn-off for Delta apron but were cleared to taxi along the Alpha taxiway, although the ground controller had doubts about the situation.
The position of the stop bars on Foxtrot taxiway did not ensure adequate separation between the aircraft and the pilots of the A340 misjudged the separation between their wingtip and the tail of the stationary DHC-8 and collided with the DHC-8 at the intersection of taxiways F1 and A4.

Sources:

CAA South Africa

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photo (c) Paul Dubois; Johannesburg International Airport (JNB); 10 May 1998


photo (c) Paul Dubois; Johannesburg International Airport (JNB); 10 May 1998


photo (c) Paul Dubois; Johannesburg International Airport (JNB); 10 May 1998

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