Preliminary Accident Reports

February 2005 Issue

November 30, 2004, Philadelphia, Penn. / Mitsubishi MU-2

The aircraft was substantially damaged at 0608 Eastern time when it collided with an aircraft tug during an attempted takeoff from the Philadelphia International Airport. There were no injuries among the pilot, the tug driver, or two additional ground personnel. Visual conditions prevailed for the flight. At 0604, a Delta Air Lines maintenance tug, towing an MD-80, contacted the ground controller, advised he was at the south apron and requested to relocate to “Echo one.” The tug was cleared to “...proceed as requested and cross Runway 35 to spot eleven and call ramp control.” At 0605, the MU-2’s pilot advised he was ready for takeoff on Runway 35 at the Kilo intersection. He was subsequently...

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