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Plane collision at Aberdeen Airport

Old 16th Jun 2020, 22:17
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Plane collision at Aberdeen Airport

2 planes collided at Aberdeen airport this afternoon during taxiing. No pax aboard, no injuries.
I have some photos but can't post them yet, due to not having made enough posts.

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Old 16th Jun 2020, 22:21
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From the local rag.
Aircraft collided with another plane on the tarmac at Aberdeen International Airport.

There were no passengers on either of the planes caught up in the incident this afternoon.
It is understood that a Loganair and a former FlyBe aircraft were involved with one plane crashing into the other.A spokesman for Aberdeen Airport said: “A moving aircraft hit a stationary aircraft. There were no passengers on board.”

The Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) confirmed they have launched a probe into the collision.

A spokesman for the safety body said: “Following an incident at Aberdeen Airport this afternoon, the AAIB is making initial inquiries, and at this stage there is no further comment.”

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The Dash 8 has been grounded/impounded at ABZ since early March following Flybe's collapse and was reportedly being "prepared for departure".
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A spokesman for Loganair confirmed the details of the incident at the airport.

He said: “Just before 6pm this evening a Loganair Embraer 145 regional jet, parked with no passengers or crew members aboard, was hit by a former Flybe Bombardier Q400 aircraft, which we understand was being prepared for departure after being stored at Aberdeen Airport.

“The nose of the Q400 impacted the rear port side of the Embraer, becoming lodged underneath and lifting the right main gear off the ground. The most important thing is that no-one was injured in the incident, with the crew working on the ex-Flybe aircraft being safe and well, yet understandably shaken by the occurrence.”

“The airport’s fire services were in attendance and the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been notified. A recovery operation for the aircraft is already in hand.

“We do not expect that this unfortunate occurrence will lead to any disruption to customers on Loganair flights from Aberdeen as we have standby aircraft available to fulfil our schedule.”
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That's quite an impact in daylight and on a dry tarmac
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Who was in command at the time ?
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Originally Posted by Kerwin View Post
“We do not expect that this unfortunate occurrence will lead to any disruption to customers on Loganair flights from Aberdeen as we have standby aircraft available to fulfil our schedule.”
I think that wins the "Every cloud ..." award.
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“The nose of the Q400 impacted the rear port side of the Embraer, becoming lodged underneath and lifting the right main gear off the ground. The most important thing is that no-one was injured in the incident, with the crew working on the ex-Flybe aircraft being safe and well, yet understandably shaken by the occurrence.”

Mmmmmmmm mmm 🤔. Rear PORT side. 50/50 chance
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After so long just sitting, possibly a brake problem?
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I can already see some good illustrative material to brighten up Maintenance Human Factors and/or CRM training courses. I'd love to see the root cause analysis (if done properly) of exactly how this seemingly "impossible" event took place. I'm guessing it'll be a holes-in-the-cheese series of errors and/or omissions, rather than a single huge error, because it nearly always is, and that each of those will have been caused by one or more of the classic human factors aka the "Dirty Dozen."
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After so long just sitting, possibly a brake problem?
One would hope so.
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After so long just sitting, possibly a brake problem?
And/or jumped the chocks during an engine run-up ? Something must have provided the initial momentum.
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Interesting photies here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotla...tland-53076806
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There is some good advice on safety risks during operational shutdown and restarting here: https://flightsafety.org/toolkits-re...d-punch-lists/

Unless crew had boarded the aircraft for the purposes of flight this will not be classified as an accident, but I dare say the AAIB will be interested in the chain of events!
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Old 17th Jun 2020, 13:02
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It looks the Q400 didn't have chocks"ON", or at least not properly! They should always be in place when the aircraft is parked, the parking brake is not enough on most aircraft.
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It’ll be interesting to see who pays for that and where the money comes from 😎
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The banks are bleeding money already with these FlyBe aircraft. This should nicely reduce the re-sale value. Somebodies insurance will pay. (a) Owners; (b) Ferry Company; (c) Maintenance Organisation.

Adjusters at the ready.....................
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"The nose of the Q400 impacted the rear port side of the Embraer"
Surely Starboard side?
Perhaps a Cummings style eye test was being conducted.
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