ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 188057
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Narrative:Sustained damage (a hole in the rear fuselage 500mm x 300mm) when struck by a GPU (Ground Power Unit) whilst standing at Manchester Airport, being prepared for a domestic scheduled passenger service to Glasgow. According to the following extract from the official AAIB report into the accident:
|Date:||Wednesday 1 May 1996|
|Owner/operator:||Business Air Ltd|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3|
|Aircraft damage:|| Minor|
|Location:||Stand B4, Manchester Airport, Ringway, Manchester -
|Nature:||Passenger - Scheduled|
|Departure airport:||Manchester International Airport (MAN/EGCC)|
|Destination airport:||Glasgow Airport, Paisley (GLA/EGPF)|
|Investigating agency: ||AAIB|
|Confidence Rating:|| Accident investigation report completed and information captured|
"The aircraft had just arrived at stand B4 at Manchester and had been refuelled and catered for a flight to Glasgow; the crew was on board the aircraft carrying out pre-flight preparation. The passengers had not boarded and the crew was awaiting the arrival of a Ground Power Unit (GPU) from their handling agent.
The crew heard a loud bang and the aircraft was shaken violently as the GPU impacted the rear fuselage. The crew evacuated the aircraft immediately to investigate and the fire and ambulance services were advised. No injuries were reported at the time of the accident, but the following day the cabin attendant was found to have suffered whiplash injuries to her neck.
The aircraft was repaired by technicians provided by the manufacturer, and was out of service for 7 days".
1. AAIB: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5422eeed40f0b61342000207/dft_avsafety_pdf_500329.pdf
2. CAA: https://siteapps.caa.co.uk/g-info/rk=GNTB
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|Investigating agency: ||AAIB |
|Report number: || |
|Status: ||Investigation completed|
|Download report: || Final report|
||Updated [Aircraft type]|
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