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BA A319 nose gear damage in Leeds

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:41 am
by CarbonFibre
G-EUPF suffered nose gear damage during pushback at LBA on Friday.

Photos: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/british ... leeds.html

http://thebasource.com/british-airways- ... -incident/

Re: BA A319 nose gear damage in Leeds

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:20 am
by Lofty
Silly question one of the photos shows a Tow Bar at the front, if they were using a conventional tug during push back and the nose span would not the tug been span too? OR do they use TBLs which would mean the nose wheel was not correctly secured in the Crandall so was free to spin. OR like LHR T5 do they use Mototok tugs as have seen this happen on a number of occasions.

Re: BA A319 nose gear damage in Leeds

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:09 pm
by mwhcvt
Lofty wrote:
Silly question one of the photos shows a Tow Bar at the front, if they were using a conventional tug during push back and the nose span would not the tug been span too? OR do they use TBLs which would mean the nose wheel was not correctly secured in the Crandall so was free to spin. OR like LHR T5 do they use Mototok tugs as have seen this happen on a number of occasions.


Reading the FT thread seems the pushback bar snapped and the tug driver couldn’t or didn’t respond quickly enough before contacting the NLG with the tug