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User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2496 posts, RR: 50
Posted (11 years 3 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4342 times:

Five members of staff from FLS easyTech in Liverpool have been rewarded Gold Go MAD rewards after a nomination from Station Manager John Higginbotham.

The reason for the rewards was that during the preparation of the 7 Liverpool-based aircraft for their first flight of the day, Steve Woods Supervisor and his team Greg Robb, Bernie Tweenuysen, Abi Elgallal and Alrick Walters were walking toward the aircraft, all parked in a line. Suddenly and without warning, a very strong gust of wind hit the aircraft and one of the aircaft lifted and spun jumping its chocks! The aircraft then began to roll towards the adjacent aircraft, being pushed by the wind.

Without a second thought and without regard to their own safety they ran after the aircraft trying to re-chock the wheels but the aircraft jumped several chocks. Somehow they managed to spin the nose wheel to aid the braking of the aircraft, stopping it within inches of the aircraft parked next to it. They then climb aboard the aircraft and secured the aircraft.

With super efficiency Steve and team turn all 7 aircraft into wind and put them into high- wind configuration. They completed the exercise just as the first Crew appeared from the terminal to collect the first aircraft, totally unaware of the incident.
John Higginbotham said of the men, "Their quick thinking and courageous actions averted a major incident which could have clearly resulted in a few wrecked aircraft and injury to staff arriving for the morning departures."



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User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 25347 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4293 times:

You need to work for easyJet to access that link  Wink/being sarcastic

When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12976 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4294 times:

Wow, now thats bravery considering the aircraft could have rolled over them.

User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 15720 posts, RR: 28
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4048 times:

Great to hear praise for the rampers! Good going! Too often it's just complaints...

Inspiration, move me brightly!
User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 8724 posts, RR: 57
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4011 times:

Wow - something from Go! survived at easyJet!

The world is really getting smaller these days
User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 9179 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3836 times:

It is a pity that the link is not accessible.

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