2016-04-06 Wings Air ATR-72 damaged on pushback at Kupang

2016-04-06 Wings Air ATR-72 damaged on pushback at Kupang

2016-04-06 Wings Air ATR-72 damaged on pushback at Kupang


The airscraft received major damage on the ground at Kupang, Indonesia.

On pushback into taxiway „Alpha“ , the ATR hits a taxiway sign resulting in substantial damage to its tail.

There were no reported injuries among passengers or crewmembers. The pushback was discontinued and the ATR was towed back to its parking stand where it was grounded for an indefinate time.

Local visibility at the time was good (8000 m) according to NOTAM.

Date: 2016-04-06 Time: 06:15:00
Location: WATT KOE Kupang-El Tari AP
Country: Indonesia
Flight phase: PBT – Pushback / Towing with engines not in operation
Damage to a/c: substantial

Flight no.: IW 1922
From: WATT/KOE: Kupang-El Tari AP To: WADW/WGP: Mau Hau Wangiapu Airport
Type: Passenger
Operator: Wings Abadi Air

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Aircraft Involved

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Type: ATR-72
Registration: PK-WGM
Age a/c: 1.7 years
Constr. No.: 1168

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants  40 0
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries  0 0 0 0

JACDEC 25-year Statistics :

  • 5th safety occurence for the operator
  • 150th safety occurence of type (ATR-72)
  • 7th safety occurence at Kupang Airport
  • 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question

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