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Last updated: 20 September 2021
Estado:Final
Fecha:miércoles 3 abril 2019
Hora:15:10
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-214
Operador:easyJet
Registración: G-EZWC
Numéro de série: 5236
Año de Construcción: 2012
Motores: 2 CFMI CFM56-5B4/3
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 180
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 186
Daños en la Aeronave: Menor
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:Belfast International Airport (BFS) (   Reino Unido)
Fase: Puesta en Marcha (PBT)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Belfast International Airport (BFS/EGAA), Reino Unido
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Málaga Airport (AGP/LEMG), España
Descripción:
EasyJet flight U26755, an Airbus A320-214, sustained damage to the right-hand engine inlet cowling during pushback at Belfast International Airport, Northern Ireland.
The aircraft was being pushed back from Stand 18 and was stopped with the tug and tow bar positioned at a significant angle to the aircraft’s nose. The tow bar disconnected from the nose landing gear, and the aircraft rolled forward and struck
the tug.

Probable Cause:

Conclusion:
During the pushback, the left turn was made beyond the correct turning point because the tug driver had difficulty seeing the taxi line in the wet reflective surface of the apron. The aircraft was stopped with the tug and tow bar positioned at a significant angle to the right of the aircraft’s nose and, at some point, the tow bar disconnected from the nose landing gear.
The aircraft rolled forward slowly, and the flight crew believed it was still under tow and they could not apply aircraft brakes. The aircraft was brought to a halt when it struck the tug.

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 225 days (8 months)
Accident number: EW/G2019/04/01
Download report: Final report


Fotos

photo of Airbus-A320-214-G-EZWC
accident date: 03-04-2019
type: Airbus A320-214
registration: G-EZWC
photo of Airbus-A320-214-G-EZWC
accident date: 03-04-2019
type: Airbus A320-214
registration: G-EZWC
 

Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Belfast International Airport to Málaga Airport as the crow flies is 1989 km (1243 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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