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Air France Airbus hits small jet at JFK airport
« on: April 13, 2011, 12:04:59 PM »
http://www.abc.net.au/news/video/2011/04/13/3189974.htm

Not a bad clip.  I'm surprised at how much the 380 swung what looks like an Embraier or something a little larger.  Someone's gonna get a really nasty kick in the arse.

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Re: Air France Airbus hits small jet at JFK airport
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2011, 10:02:37 PM »
Repair costs on the A380 will be substantial.

I had forgotten, but was reminded tonight that Kingsford Smith and JFK are two airports that were allowed to remain narrow rather than upgrade their widths.
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Re: Air France Airbus hits small jet at JFK airport
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2011, 10:55:03 PM »
Watching the news tonight and saw the people getting of the twin jet.  I think they were more shocked at how suddenly it happened.  Reminds me a little of when JnrK and I were on a plane and someone drove a tow vehicle right into the landing gear.  JnrK turns around after seeing it happen and says, "why did that man just drive a truck into the plane Dad?".  Classic stuff.

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Re: Air France Airbus hits small jet at JFK airport
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2011, 03:19:56 PM »
I saw Student Pilot do a similar thing a few years back.  Only difference was, he was trying to take off, and he managed to swing about 5 airfraft around.
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Re: Air France Airbus hits small jet at JFK airport
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2011, 07:08:39 PM »
SP, what a boxhead
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Re: Air France Airbus hits small jet at JFK airport
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2011, 08:05:07 PM »
He is a boxhead  :icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen:



You aren't related to him are you Cec?

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Re: Air France Airbus hits small jet at JFK airport
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2011, 12:08:45 AM »
FYI, the CR7 involved has been repaired and is back flying.

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Re: Air France Airbus hits small jet at JFK airport
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2011, 06:21:23 AM »
cool