An Air Europa ATR 72 was damaged at Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport after being hit by a catering truck on Sunday, July 18th.
The catering truck collided with the Air Europa ATR 72’s nose. As a result, the ATR further collided with another vehicle that was nearby on the rear side, as seen in the photos uploaded on Twitter.
En #Madrid Barajas, esta mañana un camión de catering ha impactado accidentalmente con un ATR72 😥.
Los #FollowMe (TOAM) de @Aena junto con @guardiacivil han atendido el accidente en el que únicamente hay que lamentar daños materiales. #CosasQuePasan #Trabajoenequipo pic.twitter.com/V0u9efpCI5
— 😷Controladores Aéreos 🇪🇸 (@controladores) July 18, 2021
The turboprop sustained substantial damage. Air Europa Express operates its fleet of ATR 72s on regional and short-haul routes.
The ATR 72-200, with registration EC-MSN was involved in the incident. It was initially delivered to TRIP Linhas Aéreas on a lease back in September 2010 and is currently 10.9 years old. It is configured with 68 economy class seats and is in service with Air Europa Express on lease.