YK-AHA 747SP Syrianair
Hit by loading vehicle at LHR
The aircraft YK-AHA 747SP Syrianair ( c/n: 21174) was stationary on Stand G12 at LHR – London Heathrow and passengers were boarding.
The Flight Engineer was carrying out an external inspection of the aircraft when he noticed a vertical dent in the outboard side of the No 4 engine exhaust tail cone.
Following inspection and repair by a maintenance organisation the aircraft was returned to service.
The damage occurred when a loading vehicle reversed into the exhaust cone whilst approaching the aft cargo bay door of the aircraft. The vehicle was being reversed without the aid of an external guide.
AAIB Bulletin No: 12/99 Ref: EW/G99/09/02 Category: 1.1
Aircraft Type and Registration: Boeing 747-SP, YK-AHA
No & Type of Engines: 4 JT-9D turbofan engines
Year of Manufacture: 1976
Date & Time (UTC): 2 September 1999 at 1100 hrs
Location: London Heathrow Airport
Type of Flight: Public Transport (Passenger)
Persons on Board: Crew – 13 – Passengers – 110
Injuries: Crew – None – Passengers – None
Nature of Damage: 29 cm vertical dent in No 4 engine exhaust cone
Commander’s Licence: Airline Transport Pilot’s Licence
Commander’s Age: 62 years
Commander’s Flying Experience: 23,000 hours (of which 7,000 were on type)
Last 90 days – 46 hours
Last 28 days – 14 hours
Information Source: Aircraft Accident Report Form submitted by the pilot