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Serious Accidents/Incidents on the Ramp

Old 9th Aug 2011, 13:41
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Serious Accidents/Incidents on the Ramp

Hi Guys

i am trying to put together a small presentation regarding Ramp safety:

I am trying to gain information on serious accidents regarding ramp operations (I am not a ghoul btw)

some of the incidents I would like more info on:

1. Crossair Captain who died due to an accident involving PB Tractor and EBT at MAN a few years ago
2. Fuel Hydrant struck by vehicle causing large spouting leak - MAN
3. 2 Police officers killed by Jet blast at ATH, when their Police Car flipped when passing behind an Aircraft.

Also info on any other incidents will be appreciated

Links etc appreciated

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Old 9th Aug 2011, 14:02
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That would be a Crossair Captain, not KLM.
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Old 10th Aug 2011, 13:53
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Old 10th Aug 2011, 14:19
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I've seen a few incidents, but this one sticks out.

1. LHR T4 Delta Airlines. 767-400ER taxis onto gate.

The Security Guard for the aircraft (every American carrier requires them to 'guard' the aircraft and search everyone who goes near the plane) walks behind engine 2 whilst the captain nudges the aircraft forward a bit more.

This guy gets blown 25 feet onto the taxi way, gets up and gets blown another 10 feet again. I couldn't believe my eyes. Only minor cuts and bruises, but he was so lucky he walked behind the engine instead of in front.
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Old 10th Aug 2011, 14:38
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A little off topic, but I'd be interested to hear the details of the Crossair capt at MAN?

Only a couple of weeks ago at MAN a baggage trolley jackknifed (two empty trolleys at the front and 3 full ones behind), squashing the loader between the belt + trolley. Spent a few weeks in intensive care I believe
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Old 10th Aug 2011, 18:01
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from what i heard the crossair capt was killed when hit by the push back tug 3 guys were trying to drive it at the same time 1 stearing, 1 braking and 1 working the acclerator
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Old 11th Aug 2011, 02:48
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Also at MAN, few years back now, loaders removed rear steps without closing door, putting barrier strap across or telling anyone. Cabin crew walked out of the door.......

Heard about and saw the rather grusome pics of an unlucky chap that got sucked through the engine of a Boeing 737-500 as he was on the headset on pushback and as the a/c was being turned, the engine sucked him in as due to the shorter body on the -500 model he was closer to the intake. Can't remember where that happened though.

Then there was another unfortunate chap at EDI doing the startup on an Air UK F27 or was it an F50 ??. He got in the tug to remove the GPU after engine start and due to a problem with the gearbox on the tug, shot forwards into the running prop.
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Old 11th Aug 2011, 02:59
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Sept 2001, Denver. A refueller employed by ASIG was killed when the refuel fitting on a BA 777 fractured and the spilled fuel caught fire

AAIB Atlanta refuel incident + Denver + Others.pdf
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Old 26th Aug 2011, 09:12
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I'd be grateful to know some dates and narratives


Please provide some links, photos if possible.
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Old 14th Sep 2011, 11:13
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Pushback tractor catches fire

This happened in Sydney just the other day. No damage to a/c or injuries to staff. Tractor looks like it will be written off. Quick thinking by ground staff to disconnect bar and let a/c roll back on the incline to Bay 59.

Sydney International Airport pictures by rampdoggie - Photobucket
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Old 14th Sep 2011, 11:44
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The ATH accident

The acident happend in the late 1980's in the old Ath (LGAT) airport. I don't have the exact date. It involved an A300 B4 and a police car patroling the Apron. The A300 crew was testing the engine. The police car drove behind the aircraft and thrown in the air.

Two officers lost their lifes.

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Old 14th Sep 2011, 19:37
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JetPhotos.Net Photo TC-JGI (CN: 34407) Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-8F2 by [email protected]

Damage to the TK 738 engine @ MAN after the baggage trailer jacknifed.
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Old 14th Sep 2011, 19:58
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Remember a couple of incidents where crew was injured because exits remained armed or cabin was still pressurized.

Here's one incident
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Old 9th Aug 2012, 08:37
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The Stewardess who fell was from Air Transat and it was a A310 on Stand 8 at MAN.
The Handling Agent was Groundstar at time now Swissport.
The Operator was new to the company having transferred as a very experienced Head Loader from another Handling Agent.
When questioned he informed the HSE & Police he had never received training on Steps


When you get 'qualified' staff from another Handling Agent make sure they complete a full training course on every aspect of their job
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