Ryanair reverse into building.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-2649525/Investigation-way-Ryanair-plane-rolls-backwards-crashes-airport-building-destroying-tail-wing.htm

Is this the worst damage a Ryanair plane has suffered?

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The ground crew are supposed to put chocks in place when you stop in the final position in the parking bay, and then the parking brakes are released. If the plane is left for any length of time "cold and dark" (no hydraulics) with the parking brake on and no chocks, the hydraulic pressure will eventually bleed off and the brakes will release. This happened to a 727 at FALA in South Africa in the late 90s and it rolled forward into a building. Unless for some reason Ryanair didn't request chocks...

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.................... Unless for some reason Ryanair didn't request chocks...

MO'L has possibly introduced more cost cutting exercises by choosing the cheapest Ground Handling Agent {chockless}.
Anyhow what can you expect from the Airline voted by the UK public as the "Worst Airline".:highly_amused:

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Word has it that the ground handling agent was on strike. But why didn't the crew put their own chocks in place? Most airlines have a spare set of chocks in the cargo hold, or is this not common practice with Ryanair?

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-2649525/Investigation-way-Ryanair-plane-rolls-backwards-crashes-airport-building-destroying-tail-wing.htm

Is this the worst damage a Ryanair plane has suffered?

No they had one that had a massive birstrike and he put it back down on the runway...it was written off

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-616454/Ryanair-flight-forced-emergency-landing-hitting-flock-birds.html

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But why didn't the crew put their own chocks in place? Most airlines have a spare set of chocks in the cargo hold.

The sky gods putting their own chocks in?????? Has hell frozen over? Is that a pig flying past my window? That will never happen EVER!

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They wouldn't do very well down this end of the world then

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£200,000 for a "tail wing"?
Must be some mark-up there...or would one from a scrapped plane do?
Wonder what the installation costs might be?

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No worries, Lloyds is paying...

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So much for their no claims bonus.