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ATR On The Loose?

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Anybody find out anymore details about that runaway Aer Arann ATR42 at Dublin Today- What part of the Airport was it at- I'm guessing around the old Iona Ramp, from describtions of the location on Newstalk 106?
It doesn't look good for the driver, although, knowing the airport- they probably forgot to service the thing, with their increased security worries!
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:?: What happened??
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I don't have a clue- I heard it on the radio once- and then there seems to be a cover up??? :?:

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From what i heard when the atr was being towed from stand to gate on of the wheels of the towbar left the apron and went onto grass, typical media over exuberance
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Oh, big deal then :roll: During push-back, the plane travels at such a negligible speed nothing crazy can happen surely. Plus, the fact that it rolled onto a high-friction surface (grass) means that all is well!!
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alphaLaura wrote:Oh, big deal then :roll: During push-back, the plane travels at such a negligible speed nothing crazy can happen surely. Plus, the fact that it rolled onto a high-friction surface (grass) means that all is well!!
Be a nice thing to bend an oleo :x

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nothing major could happen with those towbars,they are designed to shear off instead of the aircraft being damaged

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EI-DEL - true, but that would have depended on whether it rolled onto grass that was on a higher level than the tarmac, or, if the grass rose from tarmac level quickly.
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