News Plane incidents — 17 September 2017

Passengers lurched in their seats when the airplane they were in crashed into a catering truck on the tarmac at Manchester Airport on Sunday.

The wing of the Aurigny flight GR673, bound for Guernsey, became lodged in the side of the truck as it was toed through Terminal 1 at around 9.50am.

All 60 passengers and crew on board the flight were uninjured.

Pictures taken of the crash shows crews attempting to release the tip of the planes wing embedded in the rear of the truck.

A replacemet aircraft took the holidaymakers to Guernsey after a delay where they waited in the terminal building.

Airport officials say engineers were sent to investigate the incident.

Passenger Scott Grayson, 49, snapped pictures of the stuck plane as he got off the plane.

All 60 passengers and crew on board the flight were uninjured

All 60 passengers and crew on board the flight were uninjured

Speaking to MEN, the propererty developer from Cheshire, said: ‘We looked out and saw the wing embedded into the side of the truck. The captain came on and confirmed what had happened.

‘The pilot and the two girls working on board were very switched on. There were quite a few old people on board and they were just putting their minds at rest.

Aurigny commercial director Malcolm Coupar said: 'There is an investigation following an incident involving one of our aircraft and a catering truck'

Aurigny commercial director Malcolm Coupar said: ‘There is an investigation following an incident involving one of our aircraft and a catering truck’

‘It was nothing to do with the airline. It was just one of those things. It was just a bad day at the office for the guy who was pushing us back from the stand. He must have been holding his head his hands.’

A Manchester Airport spokesman said: ‘We can confirm that an aircraft has come into contact with a vehicle on push back.

‘The incident is minor with no injuries and we are investigating with our third party partners involved.

‘The incident has caused no impact to flights, and anyone with specific queries should contact the airline directly.’

The wing of the Aurigny flight GR673, bound for Guernsey, became lodged in the side of the truck as it was toed through Terminal 1 at around 9.50am

The wing of the Aurigny flight GR673, bound for Guernsey, became lodged in the side of the truck as it was toed through Terminal 1 at around 9.50am

Aurigny commercial director Malcolm Coupar said: ‘There is an investigation following an incident involving one of our aircraft and a catering truck.

‘Whilst an investigation is under way, there’s nothing to add. The main thing is that nobody was hurt.

‘We are sending a team of engineers to look into the damage caused to the aircraft.’

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