The incident was notified to the Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) by the Aer Rianta Duty Airport Manager at 09.07 hours approx. on 2nd April 1999.
The aircraft, which was on a scheduled passenger flight from Stansted, landed on runway 10 at Dublin Airport at 08.51 hours and taxied to Stand 18. On approaching Stand 18 the aircraft struck a fuel truck and trailer which was about to be used to refuel an aircraft on the adjacent Stand 17. The aircraft port wing rode over the top of the trailer causing a small chip to the paint on top of the trailer. There was no apparent damage to the aircraft. The wing then settled clear of the trailer as the passengers exited the aircraft. None of the witnesses present observed the actual moment of impact between the aircraft and the trailer.