Incident: Jetstream 41, G-MAJA, Dublin Airport, 26 Jul 2002: Report No 2002-015

SYNOPSIS

This incident, involving the above aircraft and a push-back tug, was notified to the Chief Inspector of Accidents, Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) by the Aer Rianta Apron Manager at Dublin Airport at 10.30 hours on the morning of the incident. The aircraft was being pushed back from Stand 12 at Dublin Airport and the towbar and tug were about to be disconnected from the aircraft. The ground engineer removed the towing pin connecting the tug to the towbar but it was let slip back in again just as the tug moved. The aircraft parking brake was on at the time and as a consequence the nose undercarriage was damaged.   Fittings on the lower aircraft skin, adjacent to the undercarriage, were also damagedThe aircraft was being pushed back from Stand 12 at Dublin Airport and the towbar and tug were about to be disconnected from the aircraft. The ground engineer removed the towing pin connecting the tug to the towbar but it was let slip back in again just as the tug moved. The aircraft parking brake was on at the time and as a consequence the nose undercarriage was damaged.   Fittings on the lower aircraft skin, adjacent to the undercarriage, were also damaged.

Occurrence Date: 
Friday, 26 July, 2002
Report Date: 
Friday, 22 November, 2002