EasyFLY ATR-42 strikes airbridge at Palonegro Airport


An EasyFLY ATR 42-600 struck an air bridge while taxiing to the gate at Bucaramanga-Palo Negro Airport, in Colombia. The left engine of the turboprop aircraft was damaged as it became embedded in the structure. No injuries were reported.

The aircraft registered as HK-5310 had just carried out domestic flight VE9069 from Cúcuta-Camilo Daza Airport (CUC) to Bucaramanga-Palonegro Airport (BGA) on October 15, 2020. It was taxiing towards the gate when the left wing struck the platform number 5, embedding the propeller blades into the underside of the airbridge. Fortunately, no injuries were reported. The exact number of people on board is unknown.

Airport spokesman said the reasons why the accident occurred are being investigated, according to local media Vanguardia.

EasyFly is a regional low-cost carrier that operates in Colombia. Its fleet is composed of 18  ATR turboprop aircraft.

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