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Seems to happen more frequently.  Tighter quarters or ?

Schiphol ground shunt damages KLM 747 and 78713 February, 2019

·       SOURCE: Flight Dashboard

·       BY: Niall O'Keeffe

·       London

Two KLM widebodies have been involved in a minor ground collision at Amsterdam Schiphol airport.

"During pushback two [aircraft] have accidentally made contact," Schiphol's operator states in a Twitter posting.

It specifies the relevant flight numbers as KL601 and KL623. FlightGlobal schedules data identifies the respective destinations as Los Angeles and Atlanta, and the originally-assigned aircraft as a Boeing 747-400 (PH-BFV) and 787-9 (PH-BHA).

 

There was "no further effect on scheduled flights", says Schiphol's operator, adding: "The cause will be investigated."

Flight Fleets Analyzer lists KLM as the manager of the 747, which is owned by a Bermudan entity named Minots Light. The 787, meanwhile, is leased from AerCap.

KLM confirms wing-tip damage and says both aircraft are "grounded for repair".

It stresses that "the safety of the passengers has not been compromised at any moment", and that rebookings were made so that passengers could "continue their journey as quickly as possible".

A passenger aboard the 747, identified as Lucas van Oostrum, has circulated a photo on social media which appears to show the jet's damaged starboard wback1.jpg.b223688f14b02a9ff5234aec75cafb3a.jpgback2.jpg.571f0863d4a0a8291ba969203b00df9f.jpginglet, and another which indicates that the 787-9's horizontal stabiliser was involved in the collision.

 

 

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KLM Boeing 747 and 787 Dreamliner collide during taxi

Aaron Hilsz-LothianFebruary 13, 2019
KLM Boeing 747 and 787 Dreamliner collide during taxi
 

KLM Boeing 747 and 787 Dreamliner collide during taxi

A KLM Boeing 747-400 has collided with a KLM Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner at Amsterdam Schiphol , damaging the winglet of the 747 and the horizontal tail section of the 787.

The 747, performing flight KL601 to Los Angeles, was taxiing when the incident occurred. The 787 was on its way to operate KL623 to Atlanta. Both flights were subsequently cancelled.

Registration of the aircraft:

A video was captured of the incident just after the aircraft struck each other:

 

 

KLM Boeing 747 and 787 Dreamliner collide during taxi

Photo by Terri (@Skiviolet) on Twitter

KLM-747-787-Collision-Tail-Damage.jpg

Photo by Lucas van Oostrum (@DutchCreators) on Twitter

Being a small bump, there were no injuries to passengers or crew. It’s unlikely an investigation will be launched, however interviews with the pilots and/or ground crew and increased training are likely.   https://samchui.com/2019/02/13/klm-boeing-747-and-787-dreamliner-collide-during-taxi/#.XGRg4DHsZPZ

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The winglet should be a relatively easy fix but the horizontal stab and elevator on the B787 could a substantially more complicated repair.

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16 minutes ago, Ex 9A Guy said:

The winglet should be a relatively easy fix but the horizontal stab and elevator on the B787 could a substantially more complicated repair.

Thinking the same thing.

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Whoa. I don’t know who would be more upset. KLM or the AMS/Schiphol ground controller for blocking his taxiways? 

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10 minutes ago, blues deville said:

Whoa. I don’t know who would be more upset. KLM or the AMS/Schiphol ground controller for blocking his taxiways? 

The controller who took over, with the taxiways blocked, from the one who was working at the time of the accident 

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1 hour ago, AAS said:

The controller who took over, with the taxiways blocked, from the one who was working at the time of the accident 

Correct answer! 👍

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1210328100_damagefromtowbar.jpg.3a2dbf78257ab61d2b25101d42c5c989.jpgIsraeli leader's El Al 777 damaged during pushback

  • 15 February, 2019
  • SOURCE: Flight Dashboard
  • BY: David Kaminski-Morrow
  • London

One of El Al’s Boeing 777-200ERs, being used to transport Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has been damaged in a ramp accident at Warsaw.

The aircraft – a 17-year old Rolls-Royce Trent 800-powered twinjet, registered 4X-ECC – was being pushed from its parking stand at 01:15 on 15 February, says Warsaw airport’s operator.

It states that Netanyahu was on board at the time. He had arrived in Warsaw on 13 February for a Middle East summit.

Warsaw airport’s operator states that the accident damaged the aircraft’s nose-gear and fuselage skin. It has not detailed the reasons for the damage.

None of those on board or on the ground was injured, and passengers disembarked safely, but the flight was subsequently cancelled.

Poland’s air accident investigation authority PKBWL is probing the circumstances of the event.

ElAl’s plane that was supposed to carry Israel prime minister Benjamin Netanjahu back to Tel Aviv was damaged at Warsaw Chopin Airport

The Boeing 777-200 (reg. 4X-ECC) was damaged when the tug slammed against the nose gear when apparently the towbar snapped.

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2019-02-15

A Rossiya B747-400 (EI-XLH) and a Azur B767-300 (VQ-BUO) were damaged when the stabilizer of the 767 struck the winglet on pushback at Moscow-Vnukovo Airport (UUWW), Russia. The latter sustained substantial damage to its  stabilizer. No one was injured

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A Cathay Pacific aircraft was stuck at Tel Aviv Airport 

The plane was to operate flight CX676 from Tel Aviv Ben Gurion to Hong Kong.

The Airbus A350-900 (reg. B-LRX) is stuck after the left main gear broke the asphalt during push back.

 

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36 minutes ago, AAS said:

A Cathay Pacific aircraft was stuck at Tel Aviv Airport 

The plane was to operate flight CX676 from Tel Aviv Ben Gurion to Hong Kong.

The Airbus A350-900 (reg. B-LRX) is stuck after the left main gear broke the asphalt during push back.

 

7B084DCC-97EA-43EC-8191-1313CE88F38B.jpeg

Wow. Perhaps they should have gone with more MLG on this model? 12 vs. 8.

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I don't think the chock is necessary...😅

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1 hour ago, Kip Powick said:

If you look at the tire tracks in both photos it looks like the left bogey was partially locked up.

 

1 hour ago, J.O. said:

That's one heck of a sturdy tug if it pushed back a plane load of locked wheels.

The key words are left bogey and partially locked up.....😉

I see no skid/scuff marks from the right bogey 

Edited by Kip Powick

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its the turn, the tires skid sideways as the bogeys do not turn.  pretty normal.  but that aircraft is way outside the limit of th eload bearing surface.

 

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34 minutes ago, boestar said:

its the turn, the tires skid sideways as the bogeys do not turn.  pretty normal.  but that aircraft is way outside the limit of th eload bearing surface.

 

Didn’t see that at first look. You’re right. It is well into the danger zone. 

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