A Ryanair Boeing 737-800 began to taxi with its tow bar still attached

Ryanair Boeing 737 sustained damage to its right engine after it began to taxi prematurely with its tow bar still attached after pushback.

The Boeing 737-800, with registration 9H-QAH, was scheduled to depart as flight FR2907 from Frankfurt International Airport to Puerto del Rosario Airport on 17th December.

The tow bar remained attached below the engine until the pilots stopped taxiing.

In the event, sparks came out of the engine caused by the friction of the tow bar. In the video shared on the internet, sparks emanating could be seen.

The aircraft was grounded and was later ferried to the low-cost carrier’s maintenance base at Berlin on 18th December.

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