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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 142209
Last updated: 22 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic AT72 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
ATR 72-500 (72-212A)
Owner/operator:Air Nostrum
Registration: EC-HCG
MSN: 580
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 28
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:San Sebastian Airport (EAS / LESO) -   Spain
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:San Sebastian Airport (EAS / LESO)
Destination airport:Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD/LEMD)
Investigating agency: CIAIAC
On the apron, when releasing the chocks, the aircraft moved forward and impacted against a GPU. The propeller blades and the GPU sustained damage. No injuries reported.

The incident analyzed in this report occurred as a result of the aircraft starting to move forward without this movement being noticed by the crew. The aircraft was able to move because the parking brake had been released, without the crew being consciously aware of having done so.
The cause of the incident was the failure of the crew to adhere to procedures.
The low visibility at the time of the event could have contributed to hampering the acquisition of visual references outside the cockpit.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CIAIAC
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


Photo of EC-HCG courtesy

Madrid - Adolfo Suarez / Barajas (LEMD / MAD)
16 October 2009; (c) Phil

Revision history:

01-Feb-2012 07:42 harro Added
22-Feb-2013 11:50 harro Updated [Total occupants, Source]
10-May-2013 05:20 Marvin Updated [Location, Departure airport]
14-Mar-2014 20:09 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]

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