conducting a flight from Edinburgh (EGPH), United Kingdom to Reykjavik/Keflavik (BIKF), Iceland
with 4 crew members onboard. During pushback at EGPH, the nose landing gear collapsed. There
were no injuries. The nose landing gear and surrounding airframe structure were damaged.
The UK AAIB is investigating (Ref EW/G2019/05/01)
Why is this a post? Surprised you haven't figured it out but......To be honest, I am curious why this happened and am interested in more info. Maybe something preventative could be learned. Will wait for the report and post.
Just a thought, not an indictment of anyone.
Well, let's see. For starters, AvCanada is an aviation forum, last I checked, and the post related to an incident involving an aircraft. Pretty hard to argue the relevance of the post, or for that matter the OP's prerogative to post it.
Continuing on, a pretty basic procedure went seriously awry and there was damage to an aircraft as a result. The aircraft owner is inconvenienced, and possibly out of pocket if his insurance claim is refused for some reason.
The aircraft and/or ground crew may or may not be at risk depending on whether someone screwed up or whether this was an equipment failure, pure and simple.
I don't think it's unreasonable to wonder what went wrong and how a recurrence could be avoided, whether through changed SOPs, more/better training, and/or equipment modifications or changes.
Seems to me a perfectly legitimate post.
so whatever the damage - it seems fixed - unless it flew to Geneva for maintenance???
I'd guess (just a guess) that either the Lear had it's brakes on and tow pushed a little too hard - or the tow just pushed
to hard to fast.