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Old 8th Jun 2015, 07:55
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Join Date: Nov 1998
Location: Spain and United Kingdom
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Another F27 prop accident occurred on stand 5 at EDI years ago when an Air UK GPU driver inadvertently selected reverse instead of forward gear when driving the GPU away after engine start. The cab was struck by the prop and he died instantly. This resulted in the SOP that GPU's must always be parked alongside aircraft in such a way that they are not in line with the prop arc.
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