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Heraklion

Car collides with engine of Eurowings Airbus A320

Curious incident at Heraklion airport: A car crashed into the left engine of an Airbus A320 from Eurowings.

Had everything gone according to plan, he crew would have had a turnaround time of only 45 minutes after flight EW1808 at Heraklion International Airport on the island of Crete on Wednesday (2 October). But in the end the Eurowings flight attendants and pilots spent more than five hours at the airport. Their Airbus A320 had been hit by a car before taking off for Munich, according to the newspaper Neakriti.

The small car of a ground handling company ran into the left engine of the Eurowings aircraft with the number plate OE-IEW. So far the reasons are unknown. For the passengers of the EW1809 return flight, this meant a long delay, but no cancellation. After about four and a half hours, the Airbus A320 was able to start its return flight.

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