Emirates - Boeing 777-200 - 2015-07-06

Type SUBSTANTIAL
Date & Time 2015-07-06 :: 21:30
Country Nigeria
Location Lagos Murtala Muhammed
Airline Emirates
A/C Type Boeing 777-200
A/C Register A6-EWD
Flight Number EK 782
From Lagos Murtala Muhammed
To
Via Dubai

The 777 was taxiing for departure to runway 18L(left) along the eastern parallel taxiway facing north, the its right outer wing sliced through the tailfin of a Hak Air Boeing 737 resulting in substantial damage
It appears the 737 was parked outside its marked parking area, narrowing space for larger jets taxiing behind. The pilots of the Boeing 777 already departed the taxi centerline to the left in an alleged attempt to avoid conflict with the parked aircraft on the right side Nobody was injured in the event
The flight was subsequently cancelled
The identity of the 737 is unknown at present
Nigerian press reported that according to the latest NOTAM the eastern taxiway was closed for larger jets