Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) was notified of the occurrence by NCAA at about 22:15hrs on 6th of July, 2015, investigators were dispatched to the site and investigation commenced same day. All relevant authorities were notified.
On 6th July 2015 at 20:53hrs, Emirates Flight UAE782, a Boeing 777, registration A6-EWD, scheduled passenger flight, Lagos to Dubai, with 15 crew and 285 passengers on board, called the Tower for start-up. The Tower advised that runway 18R was not available due to repair of the runway edge lights. The crew asked for when the runway would be available. The Tower reported that the time was not determined but 18L was available. After determining the aircraft take-off performance, the crew accepted to use runway 18L. The Tower advised UAE782 that taxiing via Taxiway C for Runway 18L would be at Pilot’s discretion due aircraft wing span.
After engine start, taxi clearance was granted via Taxiway F, and to report crossing Runway 18L via Link 4, then via Taxiway C to the holding point runway 18L.
However, the crew commenced the taxi and impacted a HAK Air Boeing 737-400 aircraft parked at the parking bay of the General Aviation Terminal (GAT), close to holding point runway 18L, at about 21:38hrs, damaging the rudder and the tail area of the HAK Air aircraft, while the Emirates aircraft sustained damage to its right wing tip.
The crew confirmed that they stopped the taxi as soon as they felt the impact and made calls to the appropriate authorities about the incident.
Passengers and crew disembarked normally without injuries. Fire Services and Airport Security were present.