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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 171610
Last updated: 12 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic AT72 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
ATR 72-202F
Owner/operator:Air Contractors
Registration: EI-FXG
MSN: 224
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Shannon Airport (SNN/EINN) -   Ireland
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:Shannon Airport (SNN/EINN)
Destination airport:Cork Airport (EICK)
Investigating agency: AAIU
The aircraft was operating a multi-sector cargo rotation, with the first sector from Shannon Airport (EINN) to Cork Airport (EICK). After its earlier arrival at EINN, the aircraft was parked adjacent to the east apron hangar where loading took place.

Following engine start, the aircraft commenced its taxi with a slight right turn towards the lead-out line to the taxiway. During the turn, while under marshaller’s instructions, the left wing-tip came into contact with the hangar cladding. No persons were injured. Although the aircraft carried a small quantity of dangerous goods, they posed no hazard as a result of the impact. The parking area used at EINN was not suitable for an ATR 72 as this is a larger aircraft than the ATR 42 which was normally used for this operation.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIU
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

22 Feb 1998 D-ANFA Eurowings 0 Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) sub


Photo of EI-FXG courtesy

Shannon (EINN / SNN)
2 October 2020; (c) Derek Gaynor

Revision history:

26-Nov-2014 08:10 harro Added
21-May-2015 14:01 harro Updated [Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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