Boeing B737-800, EI-DAI
The commander of the aircraft reports that loading was nearly complete when he felt the aircraft rock. On investigation he discovered that the outboard section of the starboard wing had been struck by a pair of steps being towed by a ground agent’s vehicle. This resulted in damage to the leading edge and lower skin of the wing, including a section where the skin had been completely punctured. The steps were being positioned onto the rear door of an aircraft on the neighbouring stand and the vehicle had strayed into the box marked around the stand intended to protect against just such an accident.
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