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AIR MADRID 330 swallows a big worm

Old 25th Feb 2006, 15:29
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AIR MADRID 330 swallows a big worm

Any reports from Madrid concerning an A 330-200 that while taxying in to a finger at T1 ingested a pneumatic hose into No.1 engine ? The hose was part of a ground air cycle machine; looks suspiciously like a big worm of the garden variety, albeit owned by Iberia. Aircraft AOG, pilots reported strong vibrations as they shut down, claiming they never saw the intrusive yellow hose during the docking.
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Whoever cleared the aircraft on to stand, either by switching on the guidance lights or giving visual signals, should have made sure that the area was clear for the type of aircraft parking.
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DATE: 20.02.2006 LOCAL TIME: - LOCATION: Madrid-Intl AP (LEMD) COUNTRY: Spain
AIRLINE: Air Madrid (lsf Novair) TYPE: Airbus A330-223 REGISTRATION: SE-RBG C/N: 362 AGE: 5 y + 5 m
OPERATION: - FLIGHT No.: - FROM: - TO: Madrid VIA: -
OCCUPANTS: PAX: - CREW: -
FATALITIES: PAX: 0 CREW: 0 OTHER: 0
INJURIES: PAX: 0 CREW: 0 OTHER: 0
DAMAGE TO AIRCRAFT: minor/ substantial
Whilst approaching its final parking position in front of Terminal 2, the left engine collided with the adjacent jetway. Major damage occured to engine and jetway.
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