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Water truck mating with Wizzair A320

Old 8th Jan 2021, 11:40
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Water truck mating with Wizzair A320

I think that lorry is now a bit over weight. Would be interested in how things evolved to that situation.

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Old 8th Jan 2021, 12:08
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It will prevent tailstrikes and fall off as soon as they climb.
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I was once presented with the problem on a Fokker 100 whereupon the aircraft had settled on the oleos during boarding / fuelling and had trapped some stacked catering boxes under the aircraft. This looks like a similar situation.
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Old 8th Jan 2021, 15:30
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The open waste access panel is underneath the rear service door, the aircraft appears to be parked and coned correctly. So, I’d suggest the potable water tanker skidded on the icy Apron surface while reversing into position after “honey” wagon had left the scene.

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Pieter's attempt to stow away was quickly spotted by the crew and airport authorities
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Old 10th Jan 2021, 16:29
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Originally Posted by Nightstop View Post
The open potable water access panel is underneath the rear passenger door, the aircraft appears to be parked and coned correctly. So, I’d suggest the potable water tanker skidded on the icy Apron surface while reversing into position after “honey” wagon had left the scene.
Then why/how would the water access door already be open? It's unlikely anyone would have opened it after the accident, so it's logical it was opened before.
As a guess I'd suggest it's more likely the truck was positioned as normal, the operator got out, opened the accesss door but had left the (auto-gearbox) truck in reverse and it just trundled off without him.
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Old 11th Jan 2021, 12:44
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Originally Posted by Beamr View Post
I think that lorry is now a bit over weight. Would be interested in how things evolved to that situation.


I've seen something similar (on my watch as well, as I was in overall charge, but thankfully not the actual guilty party). My guess is that the truck was parked there with adequate clearance under an empty jet, then it was fuelled - put 30+ tonnes of kerosene into an aeroplane, and unsurprisingly they drop a bit on the gear.

When it happened to us, we managed to go "no blame" as we all admitted it wouldn't have occurred to us as such a major problem, until it happened, either. Nobody ever did it again 'though.

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