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Final Reports From Carried Out Investigations Into Aviation Occurrences in 2022

Final Reports From Carried Out Investigations Into Aviation Occurrences in 2022

Final report of the Commission for investigation of a serious incident, occurred on August 5, 2020 at Sofia Airport, Bulgaria, involving A320-232 aircraft, registration marks HA-LWH, operated by „Wizz Air Hungary Ltd”

On August 5, 2020, the A320-232 aircraft, registration marks HA-LWH, operated by „ Wizz Air Hungary Ltd“ was preparing for performing the flight from Sofia (LBSF) to Dortmund (EDLW). During the final phase of Ground Services performed by Ground Handling Operator of “Gold Air Handling”, after the passenger embarkation on board, the driver of a self-propelled passenger stairs started for moving out from the aircraft.

After leaving, the aircraft stand the self-propelled passenger stairs while manoeuvring around the aircraft, hit the left wing of the aircraft about 0,5-0,6 m of the wingtip.

The damage to the left wing of the aircraft did not allow the flight to be performed. There were no consequences for the flight crew, the passengers and the ground handling crew. The flight was cancelled and the passengers were returned to the terminal.

Final report of the Commission for investigation of a serious incident, occurred on February 26, 2018 at Sofia Airport, Bulgaria, involving the AIRBUS 321-231 aircraft, registration marks HA-LXP, HA-LXL and HA-LXD, operated by “Wizz Air”

On 26 February 2018, under the conditions of low temperatures and snowfall and after of more than 6 hours stay on the apron and consecutive de-icing procedures performed, the speed indicators of three separate aircraft of A321-231 type of Wizz Air operator appeared to show wide range unreliable values and variations. Due to the reason, two of the aircraft landed by force at Budapest Airport and the third one (reg. marks HA-LXL) terminated its take off from Sofia Airport at initial stage.