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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Friday 3 March 2017
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-214
Registration: G-EZTV
C/n / msn: 4234
First flight: 2010-02-15 (7 years )
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-5B4/3
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Manchester Airport (MAN) (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Pushback / towing (PBT)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Manchester Airport (MAN/EGCC), United Kingdom
Destination airport:København-Kastrup Airport (CPH/EKCH), Denmark
The aircraft was damaged by the tow-bar of a tug that jack-knifed. The nose landing gear and lower skin belly near the L1 door and no. 1 engine were damaged.




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Distance from Manchester Airport to København-Kastrup Airport as the crow flies is 987 km (617 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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