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Incident at BFS
« on: April 03, 2019, 03:28:02 PM »
Seems to be a easyJet has had a problem on Taxiway Lima. Think they said damage to the engine. ATC and Ground Ops/Fire have said it wont be moving for a while. Passengers will be taken off from the front right door.

Looks like G-EZWC
« Last Edit: April 03, 2019, 03:31:22 PM by TCX49 »

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Re: Incident at BFS
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2019, 03:37:28 PM »
Saw a post on Facebook that said it possibly hit a tug, but probably just speculation.
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Re: Incident at BFS
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2019, 05:16:27 PM »
Picture found on Facebook of incident

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Re: Incident at BFS
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2019, 05:48:34 PM »
Second Facebook picture

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Re: Incident at BFS
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2019, 07:02:13 PM »
Yeah,that looks like damage from a tug strike alright.
It would appear that when the ground crew have removed the pushback bar from the aircraft,there has been some mix up between the ground crew and flight deck.
It looks as if the tug has not fully cleared the aircraft,or the aircraft moved off before it should have,and struck the tug.

When I worked at BFS the tug had to remain in sight of the cockpit as it backed away,and only when the tug was well clear,could the aircraft begin it`s taxi.
Bad weather and/or time pressures may have had a part in this incident.
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Re: Incident at BFS
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2019, 01:22:33 AM »
I was on it and other than an initially unexplained bang we were unaware off how serious the incident was. Thankfully no injuries and we took off at 7.05 for Malaga. I hope the golf etc goes well and without further incident.
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Re: Incident at BFS
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2019, 09:27:21 AM »
The tug driver had tried to correct his own mistake by adjusting his steering and a boot of throttle later that happened, still don't know why headset man had not got brakes applied sooner.

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Re: Incident at BFS
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2019, 09:49:46 AM »
Tenner a month from his wages for the rest of his life should pay for the damage.

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Re: Incident at BFS
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2019, 10:16:41 AM »
Tenner a month from his wages for the rest of his life should pay for the damage.
Maybe a tenner every second for the rest of his life, figure of 90k quoted for yesterday's delays alone.

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Re: Incident at BFS
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2019, 10:20:37 AM »
Ouch :(