ZS-SPA hit by vehicle at LHR

ZS-SPA 747SP Alliance

Number 4 engine hit by ground handling vehicle

The aircraft ZS-SPA (c/n: 21132) was parked on Stand 23 at London Heathrow Airport when a ground handling vehicle reversed into the number four engine.

There was no marshaller present.

Company policy states that a marshaller must be present when reversing a vehicle or positioning equipment onto aircraft.

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Source: https://www.gov.uk/aaib-reports/boeing-747sp-zs-spa-4-march-1998

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