Final Report on SAHCO Truck and Boeing 737-300 aircraft, 5N-DAB

Final Report on SAHCO Truck and Boeing 737-300 aircraft, 5N-DAB

On 21 November, 2021 at about 12:25 h, a lavatory service truck with fleet number 9/5 operated by Skyway Aviation Handling Co. PLC (SAHCO), had a ground collision with a parked Boeing 737-300 aircraft with nationality and registration marks 5N-DAB, operated by Max Air Limited, at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja (DNAA).

5N-DAB was scheduled to operate eight sectors for the day. After the third sector, 5N- DAB was parked at stand D8. While boarding passengers for the fourth sector (Abuja to Maiduguri), the Pilot requested Ground Service for the aircraft Lavatory.

According to the Ground Support Equipment (GSE) driver, he was providing conveyor belt service to another aircraft when he was called upon to service the Max Air aircraft. After positioning the truck with the aid of SAHCO GSE marshaller, it was put on chocks. When the driver realised his hands could not reach the aircraft Lavatory Drain Valve, he requested the GSE marshaller to guide him to reposition the truck closer to the aircraft. The GSE driver further stated that to move the truck by reversing, he stepped on the Throttle Pedal instead of the Brake Pedal, and the truck impacted the aircraft’s tail section. According to the GSE marshaller, as he removed the chock placed behind the tyre of the Lavatory Service Truck, the GSE driver abruptly reversed the lavatory service truck without waiting for Marshaller’s clearance or communication. The lavatory service truck impacted the aircraft’s tail section, continued to move underneath the aircraft and finally stopped after impacting a Catering Service Truck servicing the same aircraft on the left side.

Report No: SAHCO-MAL/2021/11/21/F
Operator: SAHCO PLC - Max Air Limited
Reg No: 9/5 - 5N-DAB
Aircraft Type: Mallaghan Atego - Boeing 737-300 aircraftIncident
Date Released: May 24, 2024
Status: Final Report
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