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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Saturday 28 May 2016
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-214
Operator:Vueling
Registration: EC-JGM
C/n / msn: 2407
First flight: 2005-03-15 (11 years 3 months)
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-5B4/P
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Manchester Airport (MAN) (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Pushback / towing (PBT)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Manchester Airport (MAN/EGCC), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN/LEBL), Spain
Flightnumber:VY8749
Narrative:
Vueling flight VY8749 was involved in a mishap with a pushback tug at Manchester Airport, U.K. The aircraft, an A320, impacted the tug on the right hand side of the airplane.

The aircraft was repaired at Manchester and ferried back to Barcelona on July 28, 2016.

Classification:

Sources:
» BEA


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Distance from Manchester Airport to Barcelona-El Prat Airport as the crow flies is 1369 km (856 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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