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
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
Operator: Wings Abadi Air
Age a/c: 1.7 years
Constr. No.: 1168
Occupants & Casualties
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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