ASN Aircraft accident Airbus A319-114 D-AILR Frankfurt International Airport (FRA)
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Status:Information verified through authorities or other official sources.
Date:Tuesday 30 July 2019
Type:Silhouette image of generic A319 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A319-114
Registration: D-AILR
MSN: 723
First flight: 1997-09-08 (21 years 11 months)
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-5A5
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) (   Germany)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Frankfurt International Airport (FRA/EDDF), Germany
Destination airport:Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport (NCE/LFMN), France
During passenger boarding via stairs at doors 1L and 3L of the Airbus A319, another staircase towed by a motor vehicle collided with the tail of the aircraft. The aircraft was severely damaged in the APU and tailplane areas. Two members of the cabin crew and the driver of the vehicle were slightly injured.

Collision with airport equipment
Damaged on the ground

» BFU19-1041-1X


photo of Airbus-A319-114-D-AILR
accident date: 30-07-2019
type: Airbus A319-114
registration: D-AILR

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Frankfurt International Airport to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport as the crow flies is 710 km (444 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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