AAIB investigation to British Aerospace ATP, G-BTPC

Ground collision with airport equipment, Coventry Airport, 15 January 2015

Summary:

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.

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British Aerospace ATP, G-BTPC

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