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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 177068
Last updated: 11 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic ATP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
British Aerospace ATP
Owner/operator:Manx Airlines operated by British Midland
Registration: G-BMYK
MSN: 2003
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Pushback / towing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:East Midlands Airport (EMA/EGMX)
Destination airport:Belfast International Airport, Aldergrove, Belfast (BFS/EGAA)
Investigating agency: AAIB
During start up on Stand B30 at East Midlands, the tractor collided with the right engine and wing causing substantial damage to the aircraft. No injuries sustained to the 14 person on board (crew of 4 plus 10 passengers). Damage sustained to airframe: Per the official AAIB report into the incident:

"The aircraft was parked on Stand B30 at East Midlands. This stand requires that aircraft are parked on a southerly heading, nose in to the terminal building. On departure, they are pushed back, and turned onto an easterly heading. On push back, after the aircraft's brakes were released, there were initially no apparent problems. However, as the tug began to push the aircraft round, it began to slide and then 'jackknifed.'

The tow bar sheared and the aircraft ran forward into the tug. The driver of the tug, seeing the aircraft's right propeller coming towards him, jumped clear and escaped without injury. At the time of the accident there were strong, gusting winds; 200 degrees at 30 knots, gusting to 44 knots, however, people on the ramp at the time reported that the actual wind appeared to be much higher due to the 'funnelling' effect of the buildings."

Aircraft later repaired and returned to service. Re-registered as G-ERIN 14-12-1993. Re-registered (again) 3-10-1994 as G-MANL


1. AAIB:
2. CAA:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

11 Aug 1991 G-BMYK British Midland Airways - BMA 0 10 miles N of Cowley, Oxfordshire non


Photo of G-BMYK courtesy

London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)
7 August 1993; (c) Paul Seymour

Revision history:

18-Jun-2015 15:42 ryan Added
11-May-2016 13:58 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-May-2016 13:59 Dr.John Smith Updated [Destination airport]
06-Jun-2016 17:34 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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