AAIB investigation to British Aerospace ATP, G-BTPC

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.

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British Aerospace ATP, G-BTPC

Published 14 May 2015