A PILOT on a flight from Spain, who was marking his last landing by steering his aircraft through a celebratory arch of water from fire engines, has crashed ripping the wingtip from the plane.
INCIDENTE EN LA PLATAFORMA DEL AEROPUERTO INTERNACIONAL DE EZEIZA
AR1133 colisiona contra uno de los vehículo del SEI de ANAC operado por Policía Federal.
El personal del SEI no cuenta con Certificado de Idoneidad ni Licencia Aeronáutica.
— Unidad Aeronautica (@Uaeronautica) November 19, 2018
The AR1133 flight from Madrid in Spain to Ezeiza International Aiport in Buenos Aires, Argentina had just landed safely when two airport fire engines sprayed an arch of water from their water cannons for the plane to pass between.
But the captain’s retirement celebrations came to an abrupt end when the wingtip of the Airbus A340 aircraft struck one of the fire tenders that had their sirens blaring.
The wing tip was torn from the aircraft which will remain grounded until being repaired.
None of the passengers or crew were injured in the incident – but the captain’s pride will have been dented.
An investigation into the accident is now underway.
Incidente en plataforma de #Aeropuerto Ezeiza. A 340 300 de @Aerolineas_AR golpea con vehículo SEI de @ANACargentina operado por #Policiafederal realizando un arco de honor. Prudencia en el análisis. Personal SEI no cuenta con #CertificadeIdoneidad ni #LicenciaAeronautica. pic.twitter.com/ZlPI6IBQg1
— Transito Aereo AR Actualidad Aeronautica (@TransitoAereoAr) November 19, 2018