Airbus A340-311 and Boeing 747-436, 4R-ADC and G-BNLL
A ground collision occurred when an Airbus A340 attempted to pass a Boeing 747 that was stationary on an adjoining taxiway, at night. Various factors contributed to the incident including the challenge faced by the crews of these large aircraft in assessing wing tip clearances, their interpretation of ATC instructions and the taxiway design. One Safety Recommendation is made.
Date of occurrence: 15 October 2007