Airbus A319-111, G-EZEU
The aircraft was departing on a scheduled passenger flight to Alicante. As it taxied off its stand the aircraft’s left wing tip struck the left wing tip of an A320 parked on the neighbouring stand. The commander, who was normally based in Berlin, had initially requested a pushback off the stand, in accordance with the published procedures. ATC advised him that his company’s aircraft normally self manoeuvred off that stand. The commander had this ‘local procedure’ confirmed by the co-pilot, who was relatively new to the company, and the ground crew. After this incident, ATC ensured that all aircraft departing from this stand were pushed back before being cleared to taxi.
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