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Plane 'runs over man's foot' at Gatwick

Old 29th Mar 2018, 09:58
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Plane 'runs over man's foot' at Gatwick

Ground handler accident at Gatwick yesterday ..

https://news.sky.com/story/plane-run...jured-11307641
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Old 29th Mar 2018, 10:09
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Aircraft was an A319 of Rossiya, says AvHerald
Accident: Rossiya A319 at London on Mar 28th 2018, ran over ground worker's foot on push back
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Old 29th Mar 2018, 10:33
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Mystery why the guy was so close to the plane, maybe distracted by something, if he was in the wrong place he doesn't have a leg to stand on!
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Originally Posted by Avenger
Mystery why the guy was so close to the plane, maybe distracted by something, if he was in the wrong place he doesn't have a leg to stand on!
More than likely removing bypass pin / headset / towbar with an accidental brake release and no chock in place / already removed.
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Old 29th Mar 2018, 11:44
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It appears to have been Rossiya A319, VP-BWG.
I am sure when I first heard this on BBC news last night, they said the victim was airlifted to hospital. Could be duff info, I suppose.
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I have been robbed.

A helicopter ran over my foot in 1974 and I did not get a mention in any tv news program or Internet forum.

I blame the fool who was in charge of the move, but as that was me I did not complain too much.
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Originally Posted by tigger2k8
removing bypass pin / headset / towbar
Interesting decision by a "baggage handler"?
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Post one is a bit more lucid in that it was a GROUND handler !!!
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Come on, guys. The man has been seriously injured. This is no time for jokes.
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"The patient, an adult male, had suffered a serious lower limb injury and, after treatment by our crews at the scene, was transported by Air Ambulance to St George's Hospital at Tooting."
As OPS3 at MAN in the 90s I attended many incidents some of which were very nasty. Fortunately I wasn't on duty the day a pilot was killed.

So I would echo Herod's sentiment and ask for a bit more compassion. However it happened the result will probably be life changing.

Hope he has a full recovery.
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Originally Posted by tigger2k8
More than likely removing bypass pin / headset / towbar with an accidental brake release and no chock in place / already removed.
One of my previous employers were a bit keen on 'on time departure' as the bosses would get big bonuses for meeting targets.

An email was sent out with the line "if you are not cheating you are not trying"
The aim of the email was to encourage crews to release and then reset the parking break at the appointed off blocks time if you were not ready to push as releasing the break sent an ACARS message for your off blocks time. A very dangerous practice in my opinion which much to my surprise some of my colleges were happy to comply with.
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I do hope he is ok and not too badly injured, we had a VC10 run over a storno radio left on the main wheel and it flattened that, I just hope he had good safety shoes on and that they protected him to an extent.
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BBC local news reporting that he has been discharged from hospital.
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I suspect he was removing the towbar after pushback and the park brake wasn't set - not the first time this has happened and certainly will not be the last. I wonder what the standard of English is with the flt deck crew
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The aim of the email was to encourage crews to release and then reset the parking break at the appointed off blocks time if you were not ready to push as releasing the break sent an ACARS message for your off blocks time. A very dangerous practice in my opinion which much to my surprise some of my colleges were happy to comply with.
Still goes on. It happened to me the other day, Captain requested clearance to release and then re-apply the brakes while we were de-icing so that he could get an on time departure.
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According to the LGW "Grapevine", The guy has only a badly bruised foot. No broken bones apparently, so should recover fairly quickly. The aircraft departed today.
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Obviously misheard " aircraft under tow"
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Originally Posted by Out Of Trim
The aircraft departed today.
Any idea what the damage to the aircraft, reported by Avherald as being sustained while the guy was being extricated, consisted of ?
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Originally Posted by ShyTorque
Yes, he's probably hopping mad.
No doubt he'll be legless by the end of tonight.
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Was the aircraft ‘toed’ in after?

Hopefully though, heel be ok.
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