LATAM A321 at Porto Alegre on Jul 12th 2016, main gear rolls over mechanic
Last Update: July 12, 2016 / 16:18:23 GMT/Zulu time
The aircraft was able to depart for its next flight JJ-3297 almost on schedule about 2 hours later.
Police reported that the victim (34) was positioned on the ground together with an assistant, who was to tow the aircraft. When tower approved the push back, the mechanic on board of the aircraft was to check with the mechanic on the ground, the assistant however understood he had the clear signal already and began to push the aircraft. The occurrence appears to be an accident as result of miscommunication.
The airport reported that the mechanic on board of the aircraft had received the push back clearance and was about to communicate with the ground mechanic, who then was to signal the assistant the clear to push. However, the assistant believed he already had the clear to push and commenced push back.
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