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Plane collides with ramp equipment at Sky Harbor

by Kevin Curran - Apr. 20, 2009 07:54 PM
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A US Airways Express plane is being repaired after a strange incident on the ground at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. Flight 1957 from Guymas, Mexico had returned to Arizona with 13 passengers and a crew of three.
As the DeHavilland Dash 8 was taxiing to the international arrivals area of terminal four about six o’clock Monday, one of its propellers struck a ground power unit and sheared off.
The plane is operated by Mesa Airlines. Company spokesman Paul Foley said no one was injured.
Ground power units are small generators parked on the tarmac that provide power to aircraft while parked at gates. Foley said the pilot was being guided into position by ramp personnel when the accident occurred.
It is too early to determine how the plane and the power unit collided. A National Transportation Safety Board representative was on scene to conduct a preliminary investigation.
The plane has been taken to a repair area to replace the propeller and fix an engine cowl.

At least he is no longer attached to MAIR, but the question now is.....Whatever happened to Big Sky?

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