French investigators have launched an inquiry after an El Al Boeing 747-400 suffered severe engine damage at Paris after it taxied over its pushback tractor. The aircraft was preparing to leave Paris Charles de Gaulle for Tel Aviv during the late morning on 13 April when the incident occurred. It crushed the tow tractor under the number three engine, heavily damaging both. Airports operator Aeroports de Paris says the pushback tractor had been disconnected from the aircraft, but was still under the 747 when it started to taxi.

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Source: Flight International