2015-12-01 Condor A321 hit light tower during taxi at Berlin-SXF
The aircraft received major damage when it hits a light tower whilst under tow at night.
The empty Airbus A321 was being repositioned to the maintenance ramp by a towing truck.
In darkness and light rain, but adequate visibility, the right wing collided with light tower.
The eight-ton metal tower lost its stability and tumbled over the foreward fuselage.
A ground technician received minor injuries.
According to undisclosed sources, the extent of structural damage to the foreward fuselage, may have exceeded the residual value of the aircraft.
METAR EDDB 012350Z 21004KT 9000 -RADZ SCT012 OVC023 05/04 Q1023 TEMPO BKN012=
METAR EDDB 012320Z 22004KT 9999 -RA OVC038 05/04 Q1023 NOSIG=
NEW: The affected foreward fuselage section was replaced and the aircraft flew again on a testflight up to 39000 ft (FL 390), on 2016-08-31 after lenghy repairs. [Flightradar24 flightpath]
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Date: 2015-12-01 Time: ~23:00
Location: EDDB SXF Berlin Schoenefeld
Flight phase: PBT – Pushback / Towing with engines not in operation
Damage to a/c: substantial
From: 0000/: NONE To: 0000/: NONE
Operator: Condor Flugdienst
Type: Airbus A321
Age a/c: 0.8 years
Constr. No.: 6459
Occupants & Casualties
JACDEC 25-year Statistics :
- 14th safety occurence for the operator
- 128th safety occurence of type (A321)
- 5th safety occurence a Berlin-SXF Airport
- 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question
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