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Report on the Serious Incident involving A BAGGAGE TRACTOR (DOUGLAS) Towing Tug NO. 55/2 and parked Aircraft B737-200 at D-43 Avio-bridge on the Ramp at Murtala Muhammed International Airport Ikeja, Lagos Nigeria On 15 January 2008

Report on the Serious Incident involving A BAGGAGE TRACTOR (DOUGLAS) Towing Tug NO. 55/2 and parked Aircraft B737-200 at D-43 Avio-bridge on the Ramp at Murtala Muhammed International Airport Ikeja, Lagos Nigeria On 15 January 2008

On the 15th January, 2008 Bellview Airlines B737-200 registration F – GHXK was positioned at bay D-43 of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in preparation for a West Coast flight.

At 1145hrs an equipment handler with SAHCOL was driving a tow tug conveying baggage from the hall to the foot of the Bellview Aircraft for loading. The first set of baggage to the aircraft was conveyed on a dolly to the forward cargo hold while he returned to pick a chain of dollies containing cargo, which was dropped at the aft cargo hold. He decided to meet with the baggage handlers standing by the forward section of the aircraft to ask if there were baggage or cargo left. According to the tug driver, as he approached the front hold, he had a “BLACKOUT”, lost control and rammed into the stationary aircraft, destroying the radome.

Report No: AIB/SAHCOL/2008/01/15/F
Operator: SAHCOL/Bellview Airlines
Reg No: F-GHXK (AIRCRAFT) SAHCOL 55/2 (TOW TUG)
Aircraft Type: Towing Tug/ Boeing 737–200Serious Incident
Date Released: February 15, 2013
Status: Final Report
Download: PDF

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