Rossiya A319 at London on Mar 28th 2018, ran over ground worker's foot on push back
Last Update: April 3, 2018 / 17:44:05 GMT/Zulu time
The airport reported an incident took place in which a ground worker received injuries.
On Mar 29th 2018 Rossiya reported that the safety of one of the local ground workers had been grossly violated resulting in the aircraft running over the worker's foot. During the works to free the worker from under the wheels non-standard equipment was used which resulted in damage to the aircraft. The aircraft had to be removed from service. The passengers disembarked and were taken to hotels to await a replacement aircraft. Local authorities removed the onboard recorders without coordination with the airline's maintenance.
A replacement A319-100 registration VP-BBT positioned to Gatwick, resumed the flight the following morning and reached St. Petersburg with a delay of 16 hours.
Rosaviatsia reported on Apr 3rd 2018, that the aircraft had received clearance for push back and was pushed back. The park brake was set after the push back was finished and the ground workers began to disconnect the push back vehicle from the aircraft, this however did not work. The ground crew asked the flight crew to release the parke brake, the vehicle moved and the nose wheels fell onto the ground worker's foot. Emergency services responded. A nose wheel tyre was deflated, a hydraulic jack was connected to the torque link and lifted the nose gear enabling recovery of the ground worker. However, as result of the uncalculated/unexpected loads the torque link was damaged (bent). British Authorities requested the removal of the cockpit voice recorder to hand it over to the investigation. An investigation by British Authorities was opened, the crew was interviewed. The operator's maintenance found that one of the nose wheel tyres had no pressure and the torque link was bent. Maintenance removed cockpit voice and flight data recorder on instruction by British Authorities and handed them to the investigation. Maintenance activity was in progress to return the aircraft to service.
The occurrence aircraft departed Gatwick late evening on Mar 29th 2018 about 32 hours after the accident.
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