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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202390
Last updated: 29 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic E190 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Embraer ERJ-190AR (ERJ-190-100 IGW)
Owner/operator:Austral Líneas Aéreas
Registration: LV-FPS
MSN: 19000639
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 37
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery Airport, BA (AEP/SABE) -   Argentina
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery Airport, BA (AEP/SABE)
Destination airport:Rosario
Investigating agency: JIAAC Argentina
During pushback from position 23 at Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery Airport, Argentina, the aircraft was hit by the towing vehicle, causing damage to the nose radome.

The aircraft was repaired and back in service 18 hours after the incident.

3.1 Conclusions regarding factors related to the incident
✓ The collision between the towing tractor and the aircraft occurred during the pre-starting reversal manoeuvre.
✓ The damage received by the aircraft in the radome was the result of the impact against the cabin of the towing tractor.
✓ The ramp operator was certified to perform the pushback maneuver under supervision.
✓ The supervisor was not present during the aircraft pushback maneuver.
✓ The aircraft pushback maneuver was probably performed with an excessive steering angle of the towing tractor.
✓ Parking position 23 was contaminated by hydraulic fluids.
✓ No spills were recorded during the apron surface inspections on the day of the incident.
✓ The last training received by the tow tractor operator and recorded in his file was in 2012.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: JIAAC Argentina
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


Photo of LV-FPS courtesy

Buenos Aires - Aeroparque Jorge Newbery (SABE / AEP / AER)
28 March 2016; (c) Paul Seymour

Revision history:

01-Dec-2017 10:02 harro Added
14-Jul-2020 16:48 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Total occupants, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Jul-2020 16:50 harro Updated [Destination airport, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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