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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 177068
Last updated: 25 July 2019
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Date:15-JAN-1993
Time:07:16
Type:BAe ATP
Owner/operator:Manx Airlines operated by British Midland
Registration: G-BMYK
C/n / msn: 2003
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Pushback / towing
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:East Midlands Airport (EMA/EGMX)
Destination airport:Belfast International Airport, Aldergrove, Belfast (BFS/EGAA)
Narrative:
During start up on Stand B30 at East Midlands, the tractor collided with the right engine and wing causing substantial damage to the aircraft. No injuries sustained to the 14 person on board (crew of 4 plus 10 passengers). Damage sustained to airframe: Per the official AAIB report into the incident:

"The aircraft was parked on Stand B30 at East Midlands. This stand requires that aircraft are parked on a southerly heading, nose in to the terminal building. On departure, they are pushed back, and turned onto an easterly heading. On push back, after the aircraft's brakes were released, there were initially no apparent problems. However, as the tug began to push the aircraft round, it began to slide and then 'jackknifed.'

The tow bar sheared and the aircraft ran forward into the tug. The driver of the tug, seeing the aircraft's right propeller coming towards him, jumped clear and escaped without injury. At the time of the accident there were strong, gusting winds; 200 degrees at 30 knots, gusting to 44 knots, however, people on the ramp at the time reported that the actual wind appeared to be much higher due to the 'funnelling' effect of the buildings."

Aircraft later repaired and returned to service. Re-registered as G-ERIN 14-12-1993. Re-registered (again) 3-10-1994 as G-MANL

Sources:

1. AAIB: https://assets.digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk/media/5422eb39ed915d137400006d/BAe_ATP__G-BMYK_05-93.pdf
2. CAA: https://siteapps.caa.co.uk/g-info/rk=BMYK
3. https://www.flickr.com/photos/namcys11/24683807942


Images:

Photo of G-BMYK courtesy AirHistory.net


London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)
September 1990; (c) Alastair T. Gardiner

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Jun-2015 15:42 ryan Added
11-May-2016 13:58 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-May-2016 13:59 Dr.John Smith Updated [Destination airport]
06-Jun-2016 17:34 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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