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Accident description
Last updated: 13 December 2017
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Friday 3 March 2017
Time:18:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-214
Operator:easyJet
Registration: G-EZTV
C/n / msn: 4234
First flight: 2010-02-15 (7 years )
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-5B4/3
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:København-Kastrup Airport (CPH/EKCH), Denmark
Flightnumber:U21985
Narrative:
EasyJet flight U21985, a scheduled service from Manchester, U.K. to Copenhagen, Denmark, was cancelled after a tow truck jack-knifed and became stuck under the aircraft's fuselage. The nose landing gear and lower skin belly near the L1 door and no. 1 engine were damaged.
The aircraft, an Airbus A320, had been pushed back from the gate about 18:25 hours local time when the incident happened.
About 22:10 hours the tug had been removed and the aircraft was towed to a remote parking stand.

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Sources:
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Distance from Manchester Airport to København-Kastrup Airport as the crow flies is 987 km (617 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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