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In Scotland, Aberdeen to be exact, and inter city prop owned by British Airways, had a run in with the generator leads.Wires, somehow got wrapped round spinning prop.55 passengers and crew evacuated safely, but, not surprising;y, one prop engine knackered! Generator not too well either!Now , how could this happen?

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Yep, kinda makes you wonder.Still, here is the report from The Scotsman newspaper:--MORE than 50 passengers were delayed overnight after their aircraft was damaged in a freak accident shortly before take-off at Aberdeen Airport. The drama happened when a support vehicle tangled with the propeller of a British Airways aircraft, causing all 57 passengers to be evacuated. Last night, the passengers were put up in Aberdeen hotels after the plane was taken out of action and the flight cancelled. The BA4148 City Express 8:39pm flight, bound for Manchester, was understood to have been getting a "jump start" from a mobile Automated Power Unit when the accident happened. A cable leading from the vehicle tangled in the propellers and caused "severe damage" to both the ground vehicle and the plane. A BA spokesman stressed no-one was hurt in the incident, but admitted that an investigation would take place. He said: "There is a connection from the vehicle which goes into the aircraft and starts it. The connection from that vehicle got caught up in the propeller just before they were about to go. "It was shortly before take-off - passengers have been put up in hotels. "It certainly will be investigated by BA, and potentially, if it's serious enough, it might go beyond BA." Last night, a spokesman for Aberdeen Airport admitted that there was no chance that passengers would be able to make their journey any earlier than this morning. "BA will be making desperate efforts to get another aircraft to take these people to Manchester, but it won't be tonight," he said. An ambulance service spokesman said: "We were called to the airport as a precaution, but when our crews got there, there were no casualties and no treatment was required."RonMacScotland

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Reminds me of the ROTW ATR-42-500 for FLY II. If you don't disconnect external power before you taxi (it's on by default) you have to repair the starboard engine.Best Regards, Donny:-wave Wow! fixed the issue with similes on my computer, I've been at my bro's place for a while.

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