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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 183775
Last updated: 13 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-216 (WL)
Registration: EC-LVD
MSN: 5570
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 116
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:München-Franz Josef Strauss Airport (MUC/EDDM) -   Germany
Phase: Pushback / towing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:München-Franz Josef Strauss Airport (MUC/EDDM)
Destination airport:Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD/LEMD)
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
Iberia flight IB3195 was involved in a ground incident when it contacted two de-icing trucks on the ramp at Munich Airport.

The aircraft had positioned on de-icing stand DA14 and the crew started working the 'before deicing checklist'. At some point, the flight crew discussed the possibility that they might have inadvertently activated the fire extinguishing system for the cargo hold. They decided to return to their initial platform parking position. The crew notified the deicing crew that they needed to return. This was confirmed. After waiting about six minutes for taxi instructions the aircraft began to move forward. The aircraft then hit two de-icing trucks that were positioned on both sides of the airplane near both wing tips. The trucks tilted to the side.

- Incorrect interpretations were made between the PIC and the de-icer in communication about the termination of the de-icing process; and
- None of the two pilots was able to convince themselves of the obstacle clearance directly before starting to roll away.
The absence of a phraseology standardised for pilots and de-icer alike has contributed to the severe incident.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 11 months
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

2 Nov 2020 EC-LVD Iberia 0 Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM) non

Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation BFU SE Nr. 07/2017 issued by BFU to SAE International



Photo of EC-LVD courtesy

London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)
26 November 2017; (c) Dean Gibbs

Revision history:

20-Jan-2016 17:28 harro Added
20-Jan-2016 18:20 gerard57 Updated [Country, Embed code]
21-Jan-2016 06:59 AF5541 Updated [Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase]
15-May-2016 13:57 harro Updated [Time, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
17-Dec-2017 21:18 harro Updated [Narrative]
14-Jan-2018 15:44 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
20-Jan-2021 07:52 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code, Accident report]

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