Incident Fokker 70 G-BVTG, Monday 15 July 1996
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Date:Monday 15 July 1996
Type:Silhouette image of generic F70 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Fokker 70
Owner/operator:British Midland Airways - BMA
Registration: G-BVTG
MSN: 11551
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Stand 05, East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Standing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:East Midlands Airport (EMA/EGMX)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
On 15-7-1996 sustained substantial damage to service door area, when struck by a catering truck, whilst parked at Stand 05, at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire. There were only 2 crew, and no passengers, on board at the time. According to the following extract from the official AAIB report into the accident:

"The aircraft was parked on Stand 5 at East Midlands Airport with only the operating crew on board. At 08:35 hours, a catering truck approached the aircraft to dock next to the right side service door. As it did so, it impacted with the aircraft with sufficient force so as to physically rock the aircraft from side to side.

The commander radioed the company engineers to attend the aircraft and meet with him to inspect the area for suspected damage. Inspection revealed that the bottom of the door was torn and the surrounding structure was extensively cracked. The aircraft was subsequently removed from service.

The commander reported that the truck appeared to have its loading bridge extended as it approached the aircraft."

Damage sustained to airframe: Per the AAIB report "Substantial to service door area"

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


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2. CAA:

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Revision history:

14-Jun-2016 19:58 Dr.John Smith Added
14-Jun-2016 20:00 Dr.John Smith Updated [Nature]
15-Jun-2016 11:03 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]
16-Jun-2016 06:22 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
05-Aug-2019 17:38 Frank Ellemers Updated [Photo]

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