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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 146019
Last updated: 20 August 2017
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Date:04-JUN-2012
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-8AS
Owner/operator:Ryanair
Registration: Unkown
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Minor
Location:London Stansted Airport, Bassingbourn Road, Stansted, Essex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Standing
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:London-Stansted Airport (STN/EGSS)
Destination airport:Ibiza Airport (IBZ/LEIB)
Narrative:
Ryanair flight FR9251 from London-Stansted to Ibiza sustained minor damage after being struck by a set of boarding stairs. The aircraft had minor damage to the wing. According to a contemporary BBC report (see link #1):

"An airport worker crashed a set of steps into a plane at Stansted Airport, leading to a flight being delayed by 90 minutes for inspection.

The Ryanair service to Ibiza was taken out of service as a precaution after a wing was examined, a spokesman said.
Baggage handlers and ground staff members of the GMB and Unite unions employed by Swissport were on strike over the Queen's Jubilee weekend. Swissport said the incident did not involve anyone brought in to cover.

A spokesman said a "local worker" was involved and not a member of the additional workforce drafted in to cover for the strike action."

Sources:

1. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-18325069
2. http://airnation.net/2012/06/05/ryanair-737-damaged-worker/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Jun-2012 12:48 ryan Added
05-Jun-2012 12:38 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
31-Dec-2016 16:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]

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