EI-REH involved in prop clipping at Manchester
Today's Aer Arann flight REA 515, operated by ATR72 registered EI-REH from Galway to Manchester damaged a propeller when the aircraft impacted a mirror guidance system at the terminal in Manchester. The aircraft carrying 32 passengers and 4 crew was taxiing onto its parking stand when the incident occurred. The airline issued a statement stating that "The incident involved flight RE 515 from Galway. At about 11.45am, the propeller on the aircraft made contact with a docking guidance mirror while parking on a stand.
Damage was caused to the propeller which was rotating slowly at the time. As a precaution, the airport fire service attended the incident. There were were 32 passengers and four crew members on board. There were no injuries and all passengers left the aircraft normally."
A replacement aircraft, ATR72 EI-REO with engineers and customer service staff was sent from Dublin. It operated flight REA 516 which arrived in Galway just after 20:00 utc.