Event Details

Title:Engine damage at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport on 17th October, 2000
Micro summary:This A319 ingested an aluminum ladder into an engine.
Event Time:2000-10-17 at 1825 local
File Name:2000-10-17-FI.pdf
Publishing Agency:Finland Accident Investigation Board (AIB)
Publishing Country:Finland
Report number:B 3/2000 L
Site of event:Helsinki-Vantaa Airport
Departure:National Airport, Brussels, Belgium
Destination:Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, Helsinki, Finland
Airplane Type(s):Airbus A319-131
Flight Phase:Parked
Operator(s):N.V. Sabena S.A.
Type of flight:Revenue
Serious Injuries:0
Other Injuries:0
Executive Summary:On Tuesday October 17th 2000 at approximately 18.25 local Finnish time an incident occurred at the apron of Helsinki Vantaa Airport on aircraft stand number 25. The scheduled passenger flight SN2337 from Brussels to Helsinki, operated by N.V. Sabena S.A. aircraft Airbus A319 with register OO-SSH and call sign Sabena 42L had a severe damage to its left engine. Aluminum step-ladder left at the aircraft stand, within the engine inlet danger area was sucked into engine at final parking phase of the aircraft. The maintenance stepladder was destroyed and the engine was severely damaged but no other damage occurred in connection with the incident. There were a total of 62 passengers on board and five crew members.

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