Ground collision with airport equipment, Coventry Airport, 15 January 2015
After engine start, the flight crew gave the ground crew the signal to remove wheel chocks. As the chocks were removed, the aircraft moved forward and collided with a ground power unit. The aircraft’s parking brake was subsequently found not to have been set. A number of procedural factors were identified as contributing to the accident, as well as time pressure arising from the need to depart ahead of an airport closure.
Published: 14 May 2015
Date of occurrence: 15 January 2015