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Air Canada Ramp Accident At YOW  
User currently offlinewpigott From Canada, joined Oct 2008, 36 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 4 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 8077 times:

I was on AC 453 from YOW - YYZ when the E190 shook and passengers on the right side of the plane noticed that a baggage tug cart had skidded out and hit a ramp hand into the engine nacelle. The crew was alerted and asked if a doctor was on board, within minutes the airport emergency crews were on scene. After ~40 minutes the rampie was taken away by an ambulance and after an hour we were deplaned. The plane is being left untouched for an Ontario Labour Board investigation.

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User currently offlinemesaflyguy From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 3902 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (3 years 4 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 7780 times:
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That sucks for the ramphand. Hope he recovers quickly!

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User currently offlinerampbro From Canada, joined Nov 2012, 462 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (3 years 4 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 7661 times:

The ramp is a loud, busy and dangerous place, especially in very cold temperatures. I sincerely hope this rampie makes a quick, and complete recovery, and that he is supported by his company and union while he is out of comission.

Every time I travel I see AC rampies taking stupid liberties, and I saw the same thing while I worked for them. There are a number of ways I could see this particular accident having gone down, and all of them involve the loss of a safety focus at a certain point. To all my friends on the ramp, please keep the safety focus, and do not keep a closed mouth if you see someone else's slipping.

User currently offlineYXwatcherMKE From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1078 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (3 years 4 months 21 hours ago) and read 7204 times:

I pray that the Ramphand person has a very rapped recovery! That mush have been a very painful injury. was there any TV News reports on the accident?

I miss the 60's & 70's when you felt like a guest on the plane not cattle like today
User currently offlineUnited885 From Germany, joined Apr 2011, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 4 months 7 hours ago) and read 6231 times:

i like to say "get well soon!" to the ramphand!

I haven´t been everywhere, but it´s on my list.
User currently offlineYZFOO7F From Canada, joined May 2005, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 4 months 6 hours ago) and read 6203 times:

I departed on an E90 from YOW just an hour before this. The ramp was quite busy at that time and we were delayed because of it.

I hope for a speedy recovery for this guy. Stay safe all.

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User currently offlineBoeing744 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1905 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (3 years 4 months 6 hours ago) and read 5793 times:

Hope the guy was OK!

Quoting wpigott (Thread starter):
The plane is being left untouched for an Ontario Labour Board investigation.

That sounds like it could take a long time. Is the aircraft just sitting at the gate still? I'm flying into YOW on Monday, so I will keep an eye out (although there are normally plenty of E190s around).

Did they simply find a replacement aircraft, or was your flight cancelled?

User currently offlinewpigott From Canada, joined Oct 2008, 36 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 4 months 4 hours ago) and read 5194 times:

They deplaned us all and rebooked everyone on other flights. I was heading to YVR via YYZ so I got rebooked on the direct YOW - YVR flight later that day. When I went back to the airport about 3 hours later the plane wasn't at the gate anymore. They said that maintenance had to check the aircraft from damage after the cart hit it so it was probably towed away to be inspected.

User currently offlineheathrow From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 986 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 4 months 4 hours ago) and read 5166 times:

I worked at YOW 'till 06h today. Going in for my shift at 22h, I'll see if there's any update.

Hope this guy is okay.... Was it an AC baggage tug?

User currently offlineKeKeKumba From Canada, joined Jul 2010, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4477 times:

Whoa, weird. I was working the ramp on Friday and never saw any emergency vehicles around nor did I hear anything about the incident. Do you remember what gate this was at? I'm well comfortable out there at this point, but during winter conditions the ramp can be pure chaos.

User currently offlinewpigott From Canada, joined Oct 2008, 36 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4076 times:

It was at Gate 16 around 1 pm.

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