Probe on MAS aircraft accident at Zurich airport

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 07 Jan 2003

PETALING JAYA: A miscommunication between Zurich airport ground control and a ground de-icing co-ordinator may have led to a Malaysia Airlines jetliner rolling into two airport vehicles at Zurich airport on Sunday, said a preliminary report. 

A statement issued by the Malaysia Airlines corporate communications department yesterday said that Federal Swiss Aircraft Accident was investigating the 3.45pm incident which occurred when the aircraft was to de-ice at the dedicated de-icing bay before takeoff. 

It said the airport authority had introduced a new procedure for remote de-icing on Jan 1. 

All 212 passengers and crew of the airline's flight MH 009 were unhurt but the aircraft's wings were damaged and the flight had to be cancelled.  

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

Did you find this article insightful?


Across the site